George Maniakes

998 - 1043

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George Maniakes (Greek: Γεώργιος Μανιάκης, transliterated as Georgios Maniaces, Maniakis, or Maniaches, Italian: Giorgio Maniace; died 1043) was a prominent general of the Byzantine Empire 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 79,364 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). George Maniakes is the 390th most popular military personnel (down from 378th in 2019), the 229th most popular biography from Greece (down from 216th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Greek 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 390 out of 1,466Before him are Reinhard Scheer, Georg von Frundsberg, Zhang He, Leopold Joseph von Daun, Harold Lowe, and Herbert Gille. After him are Ban Chao, Richard Winters, Christian Wirth, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Thomas the Slav, and Alexander von Falkenhausen.

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

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Among people born in Greece, George Maniakes ranks 229 out of 855Before him are Idomeneus of Crete (null), Aelia Eudocia (401), Cylon of Athens (-700), Thessalonike of Macedon (-352), Cleobulus (-590), and Jean Moréas (1856). After him are Herodes Atticus (101), Alexandra of Yugoslavia (1921), Xanthippus (-590), Leotychidas (-540), Timoleon (-411), and Yiannis Ritsos (1909).


Among military personnels born in Greece, George Maniakes ranks 18Before him are Parmenion (-400), Lysander (-401), Craterus (-370), Pausanias (null), Nearchus (-356), and Thrasybulus (-440). After him are Conon (-401), Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770), Callimachus (-600), Iphicrates (-415), Demosthenes (-412), and Cleombrotus (-600).