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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 136,556 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Mardonius is the 151st most popular military personnel (down from 144th in 2019), the 123rd most popular biography from Greece (down from 104th in 2019) and the 10th 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 151 out of 1,468Before him are Paul Hausser, Ferdinand Schörner, Yūsuf Balasaguni, Georg von Küchler, Chūichi Nagumo, and Helmuth Weidling. After him are Semyon Budyonny, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Alfred von Schlieffen, José de San Martín, Rudolf Abel, and Gertrude Bell.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Mardonius ranks 17Before him are Pheidippides, Hippasus, Maya, Alexander I of Macedon, Yaśodharā, and Polycrates. After him are Chilon of Sparta, Bias of Priene, Lucius Junius Brutus, Hippias, Thespis, and Theano. Among people deceased in 479 BC, Mardonius ranks 2Before him is Confucius.

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Among people born in Greece, Mardonius ranks 123 out of 936Before him are Karolos Papoulias (1929), John V Palaiologos (1332), Critias (-460), Alexander of Greece (1893), Pope Hyginus (100), and Perseus of Macedon (-212). After him are Gülnuş Sultan (1642), Phaedrus (-20), Diotima of Mantinea (-450), Chilon of Sparta (-600), Ictinus (-500), and Hippias (-600).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Mardonius ranks 10Before him are Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), and Cimon (-510). After him are Djemal Pasha (1872), Parmenion (-400), Pausanias (null), Craterus (-370), Lysander (-401), and Pittacus of Mytilene (-650).