Heraclius the Elder

600 - 610

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Heraclius the Elder (Greek: Ἡράκλειος, Herákleios; died 610) was a Byzantine general and the father of Byzantine emperor Heraclius (r. 610–641). Generally considered to be of Armenian origin Heraclius the Elder distinguished himself in the war against the Sassanid Persians in the 580s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heraclius the Elder has received more than 90,053 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Heraclius the Elder is the 561st most popular military personnel (up from 664th in 2019), the 473rd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 534th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Turkish Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Heraclius the Elder ranks 561 out of 1,466Before him are Shunroku Hata, Wei Qing, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, Ivan Panfilov, Kenji Doihara, and Stonewall Jackson. After him are Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Mitsuo Fuchida, Chris Kyle, Alexander Pokryshkin, Iphicrates, and Artur Phleps.

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Among people born in 600, Heraclius the Elder ranks 26Before him are Shahrbaraz, Cosmas Indicopleustes, Ubayy ibn Ka'b, Bayan I, Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman, and Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf. After him are Chandrakirti, Al-Mughira, Abdullah ibn Muhammad, Ceawlin of Wessex, Gundemar, and John IV of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 610, Heraclius the Elder ranks 2Before him is Phocas. After him is Witteric.

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Among people born in Turkey, Heraclius the Elder ranks 473 out of 1,128Before him are Stephanus of Byzantium (501), Euthymius the Great (377), Rusa I (-800), Irene Doukaina (1066), Callinus (-680), and Nicomedes I of Bithynia (-300). After him are Crates of Mallus (-200), Türkan Şoray (1945), Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi (1609), Themistius (317), Sisygambis (-301), and Autolycus of Pitane (-360).


Among military personnels born in Turkey, Heraclius the Elder ranks 9Before him are Dragut (1485), Eumenes (-362), Andranik (1865), Osman Nuri Pasha (1832), Thomas the Slav (800), and Laskarina Bouboulina (1771). After him are Bardas Skleros (1000), Sosthenes of Macedon (-400), Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha (1838), Kemal Reis (1451), Artabazos I of Phrygia (-600), and Lala Şahin Pasha (1330).