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600 BC - 527 BC

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Pisistratus or Peisistratus (Greek: Πεισίστρατος Peisistratos; c. 600 – 527 BC) was a politician in ancient Athens, ruling as tyrant in the late 560s, the early 550s and from 546 BC until his death. His unification of Attica, the triangular peninsula of Greece containing Athens, along with economic and cultural improvements laid the groundwork for the later pre-eminence of Athens in ancient Greece. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peisistratos has received more than 431,733 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Peisistratos is the 399th most popular politician (up from 424th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Greece (down from 43rd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Greek Politician.

Peisistratos was most famous for his use of tyrants to rule Athens.

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Among politicians, Peisistratos ranks 399 out of 15,577Before him are Vladimir the Great, Mithridates VI of Pontus, Philip VI of France, Narmer, Liu Bei, and Erich Honecker. After him are Frederick III, German Emperor, Boris Godunov, Maximilian I of Mexico, Sergey Lavrov, Caesarion, and Louis X of France.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Peisistratos ranks 6Before him are Cyrus the Great, Tomyris, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Esther, and Lucretia. After him are Servius Tullius, Ānanda, Belshazzar, Cambyses I, Pheidippides, and Hippasus. Among people deceased in 527 BC, Peisistratos ranks 1After him is Mahavira.

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Among people born in Greece, Peisistratos ranks 45 out of 936Before him are Myron (-500), Polybius (-208), Aristarchus of Samos (-311), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), Leucippus (-500), and Alcibiades (-450). After him are Draco (-650), Pindar (-517), Mikis Theodorakis (1925), Praxiteles (-395), Olympias (-375), and Handan Sultan (1574).


Among politicians born in Greece, Peisistratos ranks 13Before him are Leonidas I (-540), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Cleisthenes (-565), Solon (-638), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), and Alcibiades (-450). After him are Handan Sultan (1574), Xanthippe (-500), Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), Constantine II of Greece (1940), Epaminondas (-418), and Peleus (null).