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410 BC - 353 BC

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Mausolus (Ancient Greek: Μαύσωλος or Μαύσσωλλος, Carian: [𐊪𐊠]𐊲𐊸𐊫𐊦 Mauśoλ) was a ruler of Caria (377–353 BCE) and a satrap of the Achaemenid Empire. He enjoyed the status of king or dynast by virtue of the powerful position created by his father Hecatomnus (Carian: 𐊴𐊭𐊪𐊳𐊫 K̂tmño), who was the first satrap of Caria from the hereditary Hecatomnid dynasty. Alongside Caria, Mausolus also ruled Lycia and parts of Ionia and the Dodecanese islands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mausolus has received more than 312,076 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Mausolus is the 952nd most popular politician (up from 974th in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 149th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular Turkish Politician.

Mausolus was the ruler of the Persian Empire from 377 to 353 BC. He is most famous for the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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Among politicians, Mausolus ranks 952 out of 15,577Before him are Lysimachus, Alfonso XII of Spain, Nikolai Bukharin, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Ptolemy XII Auletes, and Onan. After him are Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor, Margaret of Parma, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Philip III of Macedon, Andrew Johnson, and Sauli Niinistö.

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Among people born in 410 BC, Mausolus ranks 1After him are Alcetas I of Epirus and Agesipolis I. Among people deceased in 353 BC, Mausolus ranks 1After him is Iphicrates.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Mausolus ranks 132 out of 1,301Before him are Basil II (958), Henri Fayol (1841), Sabbatai Zevi (1626), Balbinus (178), Ephrem the Syrian (306), and Apelles (-370). After him are Chrysippus (-281), Kayqubad I (1188), Samuel of Bulgaria (958), Simeon Stylites (389), Zoë Porphyrogenita (978), and Posidonius (-135).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Mausolus ranks 73Before him are Kara Mustafa Pasha (1634), Michael III (840), Şah Sultan (1509), Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259), Basil II (958), and Balbinus (178). After him are Kayqubad I (1188), Samuel of Bulgaria (958), Zoë Porphyrogenita (978), Leo VI the Wise (866), Justinian II (668), and John I Tzimiskes (925).