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Herodotus ( hə-ROD-ə-təs; 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 5,310,746 page views. His biography is available in 133 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 128 in 2019). Herodotus is the most popular historian, the most popular biography from Turkey (up from 3rd in 2019) 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 339After him are Ibn Khaldun, Thucydides, Xenophon, Tacitus, Livy, Sima Qian, 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 1 out of 1,301After him are Paul the Apostle (5), Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Thales of Miletus (-623), Saint Nicholas (270), Osman I (1254), Selim II (1524), Saint George (280), Ahmed I (1590), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Heraclitus (-535), and Murad III (1546).

Among HISTORIANS In Turkey

Among historians born in Turkey, Herodotus ranks 1After him are Hecataeus of Miletus (-550), Cassius Dio (155), Arrian (89), Ali ibn al-Athir (1160), Niketas Choniates (1155), Socrates of Constantinople (380), Libanius (314), Eutropius (320), Ephorus (-400), George Kedrenos (1100), and Eunapius (349).