415 BC - 353 BC

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Iphicrates (Greek: Ιφικράτης) (c. 418 BC – c. 353 BC) was an Athenian general, who flourished in the earlier half of the 4th century BC. He is credited with important infantry reforms that revolutionized ancient Greek warfare by regularizing light-armed peltasts.Cornelius Nepos wrote that Iphicrates was such a leader, that he was not only comparable to the first commanders of his own time, but no one even of the older generals could be set above him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Iphicrates has received more than 66,081 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Iphicrates is the 566th most popular military personnel (up from 591st in 2019), the 313th most popular biography from Greece (up from 321st in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Greek Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Iphicrates ranks 566 out of 1,466Before him are Stonewall Jackson, Heraclius the Elder, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Mitsuo Fuchida, Chris Kyle, and Alexander Pokryshkin. After him are Artur Phleps, Hermocrates, Dmitry Pozharsky, Dietrich von Saucken, James Bowie, and Husband E. Kimmel.

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Among people born in 415 BC, Iphicrates ranks 1 Among people deceased in 353 BC, Iphicrates ranks 2Before him is Mausolus.

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Among people born in Greece, Iphicrates ranks 313 out of 855Before him are Zoilus (-400), Antiochus XI Epiphanes (-115), Dinocrates (-400), Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark (1876), Kyriakos Mitsotakis (1968), and Menaechmus (-375). After him are Perdiccas I of Macedon (-700), Ariston of Sparta (-550), Eupolis (-446), Brennus (-301), Nicholas Kabasilas (1322), and Aratus of Sicyon (-271).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Iphicrates ranks 22Before him are Nearchus (-356), Thrasybulus (-440), George Maniakes (998), Conon (-401), Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770), and Callimachus (-600). After him are Demosthenes (-412), Cleombrotus (-600), Peucestas (-390), Callicratidas (-500), Peithon (-355), and Gylippus (-500).