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 323,655 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Miltiades is the 50th most popular military personnel (up from 55th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Greece (up from 50th in 2019) and the 5th 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 50 out of 1,466Before him are Alfred Jodl, Gerd von Rundstedt, Vasily Zaitsev, Germanicus, Belisarius, and Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell. After him are Erich Ludendorff, Lü Bu, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Otto Skorzeny, Bernard Montgomery, and Fedor von Bock.

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

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Among people born in Greece, Miltiades ranks 49 out of 855Before him are Peisistratos (-600), Menander (-342), Theophrastus (-371), Praxiteles (-395), Draco (-650), and Constantine II of Greece (1940). After him are Pope Sixtus II (215), Pyrrho (-365), Queen Sofía of Spain (1938), Olympias (-375), Antisthenes (-445), and Ptolemy II Philadelphus (-308).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Miltiades ranks 5Before him are Alexander the Great (-356), Spartacus (-109), Themistocles (-524), and Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318). After him are Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), and Parmenion (-400).