George Maniakes

998 - 1043

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George Maniakes (Greek: Γεώργιος Μανιάκης, transliterated as Georgios Maniaces, Maniakis, or Maniaches, Armenian: Գևորգ Մանիակես, Italian: Giorgio Maniace; died 1043) was a prominent general of the Byzantine Empire of Armenian origin during the 11th century. He was the catepan of Italy in 1042. He is known as Gyrgir in Scandinavian sagas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Maniakes has received more than 104,316 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. George Maniakes is the 442nd most popular military personnel (down from 390th in 2019), the 249th most popular biography from Greece (down from 229th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Military Personnel.

George Maniakes was a Byzantine general who led a successful invasion of Sicily in 1038.

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Among military personnels, George Maniakes ranks 442 out of 1,468Before him are Yonatan Netanyahu, Karl von Bülow, John Hawkins, Levin August von Bennigsen, Theodoros Kolokotronis, and Hasdrubal Gisco. After him are Oghul Qaimish, Saburō Sakai, Raymond A. Spruance, Pavel Nakhimov, Jan Kubiš, and Paul von Rennenkampf.

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Among people born in 998, George Maniakes ranks 1After him are Mas'ud I of Ghazni, Berengar of Tours, and Muhammad of Ghazni. Among people deceased in 1043, George Maniakes ranks 1After him are Gisela of Swabia, Stefan Vojislav, John the Orphanotrophos, and Alexius of Constantinople.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, George Maniakes ranks 249 out of 936Before him are Leochares (-400), Saturnin (300), Julia Livilla (18), Conon of Samos (-280), Gazi Husrev-beg (1480), and Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770). After him are Lycurgus of Athens (-390), Hypereides (-390), Alcamenes (-500), Christos Sartzetakis (1929), Eudemus of Rhodes (-370), and Perdiccas I of Macedon (-700).


Among military personnels born in Greece, George Maniakes ranks 20Before him are Craterus (-370), Lysander (-401), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), Nearchus (-356), Thrasybulus (-440), and Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770). After him are Conon (-401), Callimachus (-600), Demosthenes (-412), Müezzinzade Ali Pasha (null), Peucestas (-390), and Iphicrates (-415).