484 BC - 425 BC

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Herodotus (Ancient Greek: Ἡρόδοτος, romanized: Hēródotos; c. 484 – c. 425 BC) was a Greek historian and geographer from the Greek city of Halicarnassus, part of the Persian Empire (now Bodrum, Turkey) and a later citizen of Thurii in modern Calabria, Italy. He is known for having written the Histories – a detailed account of the Greco-Persian Wars. Herodotus was the first writer to perform systematic investigation of historical events. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herodotus has received more than 6,380,633 page views. His biography is available in 140 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 133 in 2019). Herodotus is the most popular historian, the 3rd most popular biography from Türkiye (down from 1st in 2019) and the most popular Historian.

Herodotus is most famous for his work "The Histories", which is a narrative of the wars between the Greeks and the Persians.

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  • 6.4M

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  • 87.90

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 140

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 19.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Herodotuses by language

Over the past year Herodotus has had the most page views in the with 859,081 views, followed by Spanish (281,911), and Russian (158,087). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (623.76%), Mingrelian (226.13%), and Kannada (152.03%)


Among historians, Herodotus ranks 1 out of 561After him are Josephus, Ibn Khaldun, Thucydides, Xenophon, Sima Qian, Livy, Polybius, Tacitus, Suetonius, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Diodorus Siculus.

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Among people born in 484 BC, Herodotus ranks 1 Among people deceased in 425 BC, Herodotus ranks 1After him are Zeno of Elea, and Achilles Painter.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Herodotus ranks 3 out of 1,347Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), and Paul the Apostle (5). After him are Heraclitus (-535), Thales of Miletus (-623), Saint Nicholas (270), Osman I (1254), Saint George (280), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Ahmed I (1590), and Galen (129).

Among HISTORIANS In Türkiye

Among historians born in Türkiye, Herodotus ranks 1After him are Hecataeus of Miletus (-550), 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).