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540 BC - 488 BC

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Miltiades (; Greek: Μιλτιάδης; c. 550 – 489 BC), also known as Miltiades the Younger, was a Greek Athenian citizen known mostly for his role in the Battle of Marathon, as well as for his downfall afterwards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Miltiades has received more than 383,437 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Miltiades is the 49th most popular military personnel (up from 50th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Greece (down from 49th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Greek Military Personnel.

Miltiades was a general in the Persian Wars. He is most famous for leading the Greeks to victory at the Battle of Marathon.

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Among military personnels, Miltiades ranks 49 out of 1,468Before him are Manfred von Richthofen, Flavius Aetius, Gerd von Rundstedt, Alfred Dreyfus, Vasily Zaitsev, and Isoroku Yamamoto. After him are T. E. Lawrence, Alfred Jodl, Belisarius, Otto Skorzeny, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, and Fedor von Bock.

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Among people born in 540 BC, Miltiades ranks 2Before him is Leonidas I. After him are Amyntas I of Macedon, Leotychidas, Spurius Cassius Viscellinus, and Appius Claudius Sabinus Regillensis. Among people deceased in 488 BC, Miltiades ranks 1

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Miltiades ranks 58 out of 936Before him are Theophrastus (-371), Menander (-342), Pope Sixtus II (215), Xanthippe (-500), Polykleitos (-450), and Lycurgus of Sparta (-800). After him are Constantine II of Greece (1940), Pyrrho (-365), Queen Sofía of Spain (1938), Antisthenes (-445), Epaminondas (-418), and Peleus (null).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Miltiades ranks 6Before him are Alexander the Great (-356), Spartacus (-109), Themistocles (-524), Ptolemy I Soter (-367), and Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318). After him are Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), and Parmenion (-400).