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Milo of Croton

557 BC - 550 BC

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Milo or Milon of Croton (late 6th century BC) was a famous ancient Greek athlete. He was most likely a historical person, as he is mentioned by many classical authors, among them Aristotle, Pausanias, Cicero, Herodotus, Vitruvius, Epictetus, and the author of the Suda, but there are many legendary stories surrounding him. He was born in the Greek colony of Croton in Southern Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Milo of Croton has received more than 806,803 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Milo of Croton is the 1,929th most popular politician (down from 1,843rd in 2019), the 695th most popular biography from Italy (down from 691st in 2019) and the 129th most popular Italian Politician.

Milo of Croton was a Greek athlete in the 6th century BC. He is most famous for his Olympic victories in running and wrestling.

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Among politicians, Milo of Croton ranks 1,929 out of 15,577Before him are John I of Castile, Ismail II, Attalus I, Georgios Papadopoulos, William V, Prince of Orange, and Hotepsekhemwy. After him are Ananda Mahidol, Lütfi Pasha, Jim Mattis, Joan II of Navarre, Philip, Duke of Parma, and Yejong of Joseon.

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Among people born in 557 BC, Milo of Croton ranks 1 Among people deceased in 550 BC, Milo of Croton ranks 2Before him is Zedekiah. After him are Semonides of Amorgos and Nitocris of Babylon.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Milo of Croton ranks 695 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Boniface II (470), Pisanello (1395), Quintus Sertorius (-126), Ludovico Einaudi (1955), Gaius Claudius Glaber (-200), and Theocritus (-315). After him are Pope Felix IV (480), Francis of Paola (1416), Zeuxis (-500), Sejanus (-20), Claudio Ranieri (1951), and Andrea del Castagno (1420).


Among politicians born in Italy, Milo of Croton ranks 129Before him are Teia (550), Marcus Furius Camillus (-446), Britannicus (41), William II of Sicily (1153), Andrew III of Hungary (1265), and Quintus Sertorius (-126). After him are Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (1937), Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus (-300), Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1610), Francis II of the Two Sicilies (1836), Athalaric (516), and Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France (1248).