Pausanias of Sparta

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Pausanias (Greek: Παυσανίας) was the Agiad King of Sparta; the son of Pleistoanax. He ruled Sparta from 445 BC to 427 BC and again from 409 BC to 395 BC. He was the leader of the faction in Sparta that opposed the imperialist policy conducted by Lysander. Pausanias became king in 445 BC, when his father Pleistoanax was forced into exile because he made a peace settlement with Athens, which was deemed dishonourable in Sparta. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pausanias of Sparta has received more than 97,158 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Pausanias of Sparta is the 3,055th most popular politician, the 215th most popular biography from Greece and the 86th most popular Greek Politician.

Pausanias of Sparta is most famous for his two-volume work "Description of Greece" which he wrote in the 2nd century AD. He was a Greek traveler and geographer who wrote about the geography and monuments of Greece.

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Among politicians, Pausanias of Sparta ranks 3,055 out of 15,710Before him are Charles the Younger, Harald Gille, Menelik I, Władysław I the Elbow-high, Gustav Radbruch, and Nuon Chea. After him are King Zhuangxiang of Qin, Sophonisba, Edward Heath, Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, Maria Pia of Savoy, and Boleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia.

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Among people born in Greece, Pausanias of Sparta ranks 215 out of 855Before him are Quintus Curtius Rufus (41), Timon of Phlius (-320), Antiochus V Eupator (-173), Demaratus (-600), Andreas Papandreou (1919), and Agathon (-448). After him are Calchas (null), Memnon of Rhodes (-380), Lafcadio Hearn (1850), Berenice I of Egypt (-340), Antiphon (-480), and Thrasybulus (-440).


Among politicians born in Greece, Pausanias of Sparta ranks 86Before him are Manolis Glezos (1922), Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (1903), Alexander I of Epirus (-362), Antiochus V Eupator (-173), Demaratus (-600), and Andreas Papandreou (1919). After him are Calchas (null), Berenice I of Egypt (-340), Antiphon (-480), Idomeneus of Crete (null), Cylon of Athens (-700), and Thessalonike of Macedon (-352).