600 BC - 500 BC


Megabates (Greek: Μεγαβάτης; dates unknown) was a Persian military leader in the late 6th and early 5th centuries BC. According to Herodotus he was a cousin of Darius the Great and his brother Artaphernes, satrap of Lydia. Based on the writings of Herodotus, Megabates is most notable for his joint participation in the failed 499 BC siege of Naxos. With Aristagoras and 200 ships, he was sent by Darius the Great to annex the small Aegean island to the Persian Empire.Herodotus is of the view that this venture failed after a siege of four months because of the mutual dislike between Aristagoras and Megabates. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Megabates has received more than 11,349 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,644th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Megabates ranks 1,644 out of 2,001Before him are Antipope Paschal III, Toribio Ticona Porco, Aidan of Lindisfarne, Maximus V of Constantinople, Pingali Venkayya, and Christian Tumi. After him are Karl-Josef Rauber, Gennadius of Constantinople, Roger Deakins, Alvin Sargent, Gregorio Rosa Chávez, and Elizabeth Bolden.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Megabates ranks 71Before him are Eurycratides, Archidamus I, Isagoras, Spurius Lartius, King Ling of Zhou, and Titus Lartius. After him are Titus Herminius Aquilinus, Titus Aebutius Elva, and Opiter Verginius Tricostus. Among people deceased in 500 BC, Megabates ranks 34Before him are Euthymides, Artaphernes, Artabazos I of Phrygia, Spurius Lartius, Praxilla, and Titus Lartius. After him are Arcesilaus IV of Cyrene, Titus Aebutius Elva, and Postumus Cominius Auruncus.

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Among people born in Greece, Megabates ranks 524 out of 698Before him are Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece (1967), Dimitrios Gounaris (1867), Juan de Fuca (1536), Spyros Markezinis (1909), Dora Bakoyannis (1954), and Georgios Kountouriotis (1782). After him are Antonios Nikopolidis (1971), Ioannis Andreou (1900), Dimitrios Voulgaris (1803), Miltiadis Gouskos (1877), Nikolaos Kalogeropoulos (1851), and Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (1875).