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Flavius Heraclius (Greek: Ἡράκλειος, Iraklios; c. 575 – February 11, 641) was the Byzantine emperor from 610 to 641. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heraclius has received more than 1,384,091 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Heraclius is the 194th most popular politician (up from 207th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 36th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Turkish Politician.

Heraclius was most famous for being the Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire from 610 to 641. He was also the last emperor to have ruled over both the Eastern and Western Roman Empires. He is most famous for defeating the Persian Empire and ending the Byzantine-Sassanid Wars.

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Among politicians, Heraclius ranks 194 out of 15,710Before him are Louis Philippe I, Domitian, Francis II of France, Edward VI of England, Harun al-Rashid, and George VI. After him are Louis IX of France, George H. W. Bush, Osman II, Muawiyah I, Anwar Sadat, and Frederick the Great.

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Among people born in 575, Heraclius ranks 1After him are Pope Boniface V, Al-Khansa, and Cynegils. Among people deceased in 641, Heraclius ranks 1After him are Heraklonas, Abu Sufyan ibn Harb, Constantine III, Zaynab bint Jahsh, Arnulf of Metz, Emperor Jomei, and Martina.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Heraclius ranks 32 out of 1,128Before him are Murad I (1326), Mustafa I (1591), Murad II (1404), Mehmed IV (1642), Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615), and Luke the Evangelist (31). After him are Osman II (1604), John Chrysostom (349), Anaximander (-610), Margaret the Virgin (292), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), and Suleiman II (1642).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Heraclius ranks 18Before him are Abdul Hamid II (1842), Murad I (1326), Mustafa I (1591), Murad II (1404), Mehmed IV (1642), and Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615). After him are Osman II (1604), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Suleiman II (1642), Mahmud II (1785), Mehmed I (1386), and Mehmed VI (1861).