600 BC - 479 BC

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Mardonius (Old Persian: 𐎶𐎼𐎯𐎢𐎴𐎡𐎹 Mr̥duniyaʰ; Greek: Μαρδόνιος Mardónios; died 479 BC) was a leading Persian military commander during the Persian Wars with Greece in the early 5th century BC who died at the Battle of Plataea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mardonius has received more than 135,219 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Mardonius is the 144th most popular military personnel (up from 145th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Greece and the 9th most popular Greek Military Personnel.

Mardonius is most famous for his role in the Battle of Thermopylae, where he led the Persian army against the Greek defenders.

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Among military personnels, Mardonius ranks 144 out of 1,466Before him are Axel von Fersen the Younger, André Masséna, Antipater, Miloš Obilić, Chūichi Nagumo, and Aleksandr Vasilevsky. After him are Hermann Fegelein, Djemal Pasha, Ernst Busch, Erwin von Witzleben, Helmuth Weidling, and Semyon Budyonny.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Mardonius ranks 16Before him are Cambyses I, Polycrates, Alexander I of Macedon, Lucius Junius Brutus, Maya, and Pheidippides. After him are Hippasus, Chilon of Sparta, Thespis, Hippias, Bias of Priene, and Nahum. Among people deceased in 479 BC, Mardonius ranks 2Before him is Confucius.

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Among people born in Greece, Mardonius ranks 104 out of 855Before him are Alexander of Greece (1893), Philomena (291), Pope Hyginus (100), Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt (1789), Ephialtes of Trachis (-550), and Theo Angelopoulos (1935). After him are Djemal Pasha (1872), Phaedrus (-20), Dionysius the Areopagite (100), Perseus of Macedon (-212), Pope Eleutherius (171), and Melissus of Samos (-470).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Mardonius ranks 9Before him are Themistocles (-524), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), and Cimon (-510). After him are Djemal Pasha (1872), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), Parmenion (-400), Lysander (-401), Craterus (-370), and Pausanias (null).