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In Greek mythology, Peleus (; Ancient Greek: Πηλεύς Pēleus) was a hero, king of Phthia, husband of Thetis and the father of their son Achilles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peleus has received more than 926,936 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Peleus is the 609th most popular politician (up from 629th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Greece (up from 65th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Greek Politician.

Peleus is most famous for being the father of Achilles.

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Among politicians, Peleus ranks 609 out of 15,577Before him are Yongzheng Emperor, Frederick IX of Denmark, Gorm the Old, Taejo of Goryeo, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, and Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Honorius, Heydar Aliyev, Charles I of Anjou, Emperor Jimmu, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, and Chun Doo-hwan.

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Among people born in Greece, Peleus ranks 64 out of 936Before him are Miltiades (-540), Constantine II of Greece (1940), Pyrrho (-365), Queen Sofía of Spain (1938), Antisthenes (-445), and Epaminondas (-418). After him are Vangelis (1943), Demetrius of Thessaloniki (270), Ptolemy II Philadelphus (-308), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Irene of Athens (752), and Isocrates (-436).


Among politicians born in Greece, Peleus ranks 19Before him are Peisistratos (-600), Handan Sultan (1574), Xanthippe (-500), Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), Constantine II of Greece (1940), and Epaminondas (-418). After him are Ptolemy II Philadelphus (-308), Irene of Athens (752), Constantine I of Greece (1868), Ptolemy III Euergetes (-284), Paul of Greece (1901), and Galla Placidia (388).