Hecataeus of Miletus

550 BC - 476 BC

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Hecataeus of Miletus (; Greek: Ἑκαταῖος ὁ Μιλήσιος; c. 550 – c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hecataeus of Miletus has received more than 392,587 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Hecataeus of Miletus is the 13th most popular historian (up from 15th in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 102nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Historian.

Hecataeus of Miletus is most famous for being the first historian to write about the Persian Wars.

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Over the past year Hecataeus of Miletus has had the most page views in the with 52,497 views, followed by Spanish (24,870), and Russian (16,693). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Cornish (115.70%), Tajik (88.27%), and Asturian (73.40%)


Among historians, Hecataeus of Miletus ranks 13 out of 561Before him are Livy, Polybius, Tacitus, Suetonius, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Diodorus Siculus. After him are Manetho, Thomas Kuhn, Mircea Eliade, William of Tyre, Cassius Dio, and Johann Joachim Winckelmann.

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Among people born in 550 BC, Hecataeus of Miletus ranks 3Before him are Darius the Great, and Cambyses II. After him are Zechariah, Aristides, Haggai, Ephialtes of Trachis, Mahākāśyapa, Atossa, Kapila, Goujian, and Labashi-Marduk. Among people deceased in 476 BC, Hecataeus of Miletus ranks 1After him is Anaxilas.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Hecataeus of Miletus ranks 84 out of 1,347Before him are Constantine VII (905), Ertuğrul (1198), Theodosius II (401), Abdulmejid II (1868), Piri Reis (1470), and Abdülaziz (1830). After him are Mithridates VI of Pontus (-132), Saint Pantaleon (275), Anacreon (-570), Pausanias (110), Manuel I Komnenos (1118), and Şehzade Cihangir (1531).

Among HISTORIANS In Türkiye

Among historians born in Türkiye, Hecataeus of Miletus ranks 2Before him are Herodotus (-484). After him are Cassius Dio (155), Arrian (89), Ali ibn al-Athir (1160), Socrates of Constantinople (380), Libanius (314), Ephorus (-400), Eunapius (349), Agatharchides (-208), Michael Attaleiates (1021), and Doukas (1400).