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Gylippus (; Greek: Γύλιππος) was a Spartan general (strategos) of the 5th century BC; he was the son of Cleandridas, who was the adviser of King Pleistoanax and had been expelled from Sparta for accepting Athenian bribes in 446 BC and fled to Thurii, a pan-Hellenic colony then being founded in the instep of Italy with Athenian help and participation. His mother may have been a helot, which meant he was not a true Spartiate but a mothax, a man of inferior status. Despite this, from an early childhood he was trained for war in the traditional Spartan fashion and on reaching maturity had been elected to a military mess, his dues contributed by a wealthier Spartiate patron. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gylippus has received more than 68,105 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Gylippus is the 924th most popular military personnel (down from 702nd in 2019), the 438th most popular biography from Greece (down from 373rd in 2019) and the 35th most popular Greek Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Gylippus ranks 924 out of 1,468Before him are Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Mitrofan Nedelin, Tatya Tope, Charles Eugène de Croÿ, Yevgeni Ivanovich Alekseyev, and Blas de Lezo. After him are Dimitrios Ioannidis, Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, Chabrias, Zygmunt Berling, Ulrich Graf, and Robert Maynard.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Gylippus ranks 55Before him are Cephisodotus the Elder, Calamis, Apollodorus, Antalcidas, Agoracritus, and Callimachus. After him are Chabrias, Lamachus, Hyperbolus, Musaeus of Athens, Li Kui, and Pausanias of Macedon. Among people deceased in 460 BC, Gylippus ranks 13Before him are Agatharchus, Telesilla, Hippo, Calamis, Apollodorus, and Callimachus. After him are Achaemenes, Thrasybulus of Syracuse, Sophron, Pharnaces II of Phrygia, and Ariobarzanes of Phrygia.

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Among people born in Greece, Gylippus ranks 438 out of 936Before him are Georgios Karaiskakis (1780), Hecataeus of Abdera (-400), Spyridon Samaras (1861), Manos Hatzidakis (1925), Nikolaos Plastiras (1883), and Aristarchus of Thessalonica (5). After him are Dimitrios Ioannidis (1923), Augustinos Kapodistrias (1778), Chabrias (-500), Demaratus of Corinth (-700), Battus I of Cyrene (-580), and Onesicritus (-360).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Gylippus ranks 35Before him are Cleombrotus (-600), Markos Botsaris (1790), Xanthippus of Carthage (-300), Clearchus of Sparta (-401), Dimitrios Loundras (1885), and Georgios Karaiskakis (1780). After him are Dimitrios Ioannidis (1923), Chabrias (-500), Lamachus (-500), Leosthenes (-400), Athanasios Diakos (1788), and Wehib Pasha (1877).