500 BC - 413 BC

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Nicias (; Νικίας Nikias; c. 470–413 BC), was an Athenian politician and general during the period of the Peloponnesian War. Nicias was a member of the Athenian aristocracy and had inherited a large fortune from his father, which was invested in the silver mines around Attica's Mt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicias has received more than 168,286 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Nicias is the 2,016th most popular politician (up from 2,116th in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from Greece (up from 158th in 2019) and the 55th most popular Greek Politician.

Nicias was most famous for leading the Athenian army against the Spartans in the Peloponnesian War.

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Among politicians, Nicias ranks 2,016 out of 15,710Before him are Haggai, Benito Juárez, Theuderic III, Arthur Balfour, Rupert, King of Germany, and Viriathus. After him are Julius Martov, Ibrahim Rugova, Michael IV the Paphlagonian, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Odilo Globočnik, and Lucilla.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Nicias ranks 17Before him are Sogdianus of Persia, Ictinus, Cratylus, Zeuxis, Pleistarchus, and Brasidas. After him are Meton of Athens, Pāṇini, Mnesikles, Ajatashatru, Polygnotus, and Fan Li. Among people deceased in 413 BC, Nicias ranks 1After him are Perdiccas II of Macedon, Demosthenes, and Eurymedon.

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Among people born in Greece, Nicias ranks 155 out of 855Before him are Gorgo, Queen of Sparta (-506), Craterus (-370), Brasidas (-500), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Antipope Alexander V (1339), and Pausanias (null). After him are Cleomenes III (-260), Aeschines (-389), Callisthenes (-360), Prodicus (-460), Periander (-700), and Cleomenes I (-600).


Among politicians born in Greece, Nicias ranks 55Before him are Pleistarchus (-500), Oruç Reis (1473), Hippias (-600), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), and Brasidas (-500). After him are Cleomenes III (-260), Aeschines (-389), Cleomenes I (-600), Antonia Minor (-36), Antigonus II Gonatas (-319), and Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911).