401 BC - 395 BC

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Lysander (; died 395 BC, Doric Greek: Λύσανδρος, romanized: Lýsandros) was a Spartan admiral who commanded the Spartan fleet in the Hellespont which defeated the Athenians at Aegospotami in 405 BC. The following year, he was able to force the Athenians to capitulate, bringing the Peloponnesian War to an end. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lysander has received more than 571,948 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Lysander is the 204th most popular military personnel (down from 175th in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from Greece (down from 122nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Greek Military Personnel.

Lysander is most famous for his victory at the Battle of Aigospotamoi in 405 BC.

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Among military personnels, Lysander ranks 204 out of 1,466Before him are Pittacus of Mytilene, Syagrius, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Dietrich von Choltitz, and Parmenion. After him are Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Hasso von Manteuffel, Oenomaus, Tōgō Heihachirō, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, and Yue Fei.

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Among people born in 401 BC, Lysander ranks 1After him are Sun Bin, Conon, Phaedo of Elis, and Clearchus of Sparta. Among people deceased in 395 BC, Lysander ranks 1After him are Tissaphernes and Stateira.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Lysander ranks 141 out of 855Before him are Demetrius of Phalerum (-350), Pleistarchus (-500), Tyrtaeus (-700), Apollodorus of Athens (-180), Spyridon Louis (1873), and Parmenion (-400). After him are Saint Giles (640), Longus (110), Oruç Reis (1473), Hippias (-600), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), and Speusippus (-407).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Lysander ranks 13Before him are Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), and Parmenion (-400). After him are Craterus (-370), Pausanias (null), Nearchus (-356), Thrasybulus (-440), George Maniakes (998), and Conon (-401).