Hecataeus of Miletus

550 BC - 476 BC

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hecataeus of Miletus has received more than 265,925 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Hecataeus of Miletus is the 24th most popular historian (up from 28th in 2019), the 140th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 162nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Turkish Historian.

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

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Among historians, Hecataeus of Miletus ranks 24 out of 341Before him are Manetho, Fernand Braudel, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Arnold J. Toynbee, Leopold von Ranke, and Johan Huizinga. After him are Jacob Burckhardt, Bede, Edward Gibbon, Marc Bloch, Eric Hobsbawm, and Hippolyte Taine.

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Among people born in 550 BC, Hecataeus of Miletus ranks 4Before him are Darius the Great, Cambyses II, and Zechariah. After him are Aristides, Ephialtes of Trachis, Mahākāśyapa, Haggai, Atossa, Goujian, Kapila, and Fuchai. Among people deceased in 476 BC, Hecataeus of Miletus ranks 1

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Hecataeus of Miletus ranks 140 out of 1,128Before him are Leo VI the Wise (866), Stefan Dušan (1308), Michael II (770), Balbinus (178), Stilicho (359), and Simeon Stylites (389). After him are Pope Vitalian (600), Antinous (111), Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1002), Polycarp (69), Anna Komnene (1083), and Constantine V (718).

Among HISTORIANS In Turkey

Among historians born in Turkey, Hecataeus of Miletus ranks 3Before him are Herodotus (-484) and Cassius Dio (155). After him are Arrian (89), Niketas Choniates (1155), Ali ibn al-Athir (1160), Socrates of Constantinople (380), Libanius (314), Ephorus (-400), Eutropius (320), Eunapius (349), and George Kedrenos (1100).