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In Greek mythology, Machaon (; Ancient Greek: Μαχάων, romanized: Macháōn) was a son of Asclepius; and the older brother of Podalirius. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Machaon has received more than 12,073 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Machaon is the 4,269th most popular politician (down from 4,056th in 2019), the 265th most popular biography from Greece (down from 264th in 2019) and the 113th most popular Greek Politician.

Machaon is most famous for being the son of Asclepius and Epione. He was the first physician, and he invented the use of the word "medicine" to describe the art of healing.

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Among politicians, Machaon ranks 4,269 out of 15,577Before him are Naevius Sutorius Macro, Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine, Fuad II of Egypt, Zhu Wen, Huo Qubing, and Leopold, Duke of Bavaria. After him are Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Alexandros Papagos, Sancho II of Pamplona, 4th Dalai Lama, Guthrum, and Neferure.

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Among people born in Greece, Machaon ranks 265 out of 936Before him are Rigas Feraios (1757), Anaxandridas II (-565), Ugo Foscolo (1778), Erasistratus (-303), Alexander V of Macedon (-390), and Cyril Lucaris (1572). After him are Alexandros Papagos (1883), Theaetetus (-417), Arsinoe I (-305), Callias II (-515), Conon (-401), and Euphronios (-520).


Among politicians born in Greece, Machaon ranks 113Before him are Christos Sartzetakis (1929), Perdiccas I of Macedon (-700), Agis I (-957), Theramenes (-450), Anaxandridas II (-565), and Alexander V of Macedon (-390). After him are Alexandros Papagos (1883), Callias II (-515), Euphronios (-520), Andreas Palaiologos (1453), Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (1903), and Andocides (-440).