478 - 574

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Narses (also sometimes written Nerses; Armenian: Նարսես; Greek: Ναρσής; 478–573) was, with Belisarius, one of the great generals in the service of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I during the Roman reconquest that took place during Justinian's reign. Narses was a Romanized Armenian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Narses has received more than 260,982 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Narses is the 109th most popular military personnel (down from 108th in 2019), the 150th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 153rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Turkish Military Personnel.

Narses is most famous for being the Byzantine general who defeated the Ostrogoths and conquered Italy.

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Among military personnels, Narses ranks 109 out of 1,466Before him are Theodor Eicke, Michael Wittmann, Vasily Chuikov, Klaus Barbie, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, and Robert Peary. After him are Cimon, Abu Muslim, Nestor Makhno, Werner von Blomberg, Ludwig Beck, and Michiel de Ruyter.

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Among people born in 478, Narses ranks 1 Among people deceased in 574, Narses ranks 1After him are Pope John III and Cleph.

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Among people born in Turkey, Narses ranks 150 out of 1,128Before him are Polycarp (69), Anna Komnene (1083), Constantine V (718), Basil II (958), Michael III (840), and Mausolus (-410). After him are Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Mesrop Mashtots (361), Constantine IV (652), Al-Battani (858), Nabonidus (-555), and Posidonius (-135).


Among military personnels born in Turkey, Narses ranks 2Before him are Stilicho (359). After him are Dragut (1485), Eumenes (-362), Andranik (1865), Osman Nuri Pasha (1832), Thomas the Slav (800), Laskarina Bouboulina (1771), Heraclius the Elder (600), Bardas Skleros (1000), Sosthenes of Macedon (-400), and Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha (1838).