484 BC - 425 BC

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Herodotus ( hirr-OD-ə-təs; Ancient Greek: Ἡρόδοτος, romanized: Hēródotos, Attic Greek pronunciation: [hɛːródotos]; c. 484 – c. 425 BC) was an ancient Greek writer and geographer who was born in the ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus, part of the former Persian Empire (now Bodrum, Turkey). Credited as being the first Greek historian, Herodotus is known for having written The Histories—a detailed account of views regarding the Greco-Persian Wars. He is widely considered the first writer to treat historical subjects using a method of systematic investigation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herodotus has received more than 4,167,839 page views. His biography is available in 128 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 124 in 2019). Herodotus is the most popular historian, the 3rd most popular biography from Turkey and the most popular Turkish 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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Among historians, Herodotus ranks 1 out of 341After him are Ibn Khaldun, Thucydides, Sima Qian, Tacitus, Livy, Xenophon, Josephus, Polybius, 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 Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Herodotus ranks 3 out of 1,128Before him are Homer (-800) and Paul the Apostle (5). After him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Saint George (280), Heraclitus (-535), Thales of Miletus (-623), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Osman I (1254), Selim I (1470), and Diogenes (-404).

Among HISTORIANS In Turkey

Among historians born in Turkey, Herodotus ranks 1After him are Cassius Dio (155), Hecataeus of Miletus (-550), 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).