494 BC - 429 BC


Pericles (; Attic Greek: Περικλῆς Periklēs, pronounced [pe.ri.klɛ̂ːs] in Classical Attic; c. 495 – 429 BC) was a prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during its golden age, specifically the time between the Persian and the Peloponnesian Wars. He was descended, through his mother, from the powerful and historically-influential Alcmaeonid family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pericles has received more than 2,560,302 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 54th most popular politician.

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  • 82

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.63

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Pericles ranks 53 out of 14,801Before him are Akhenaten, Marcus Aurelius, Hillary Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Franz Joseph I of Austria. After him are Nikita Khrushchev, Selim II, Hammurabi, Justinian I, Saddam Hussein, and Nicolae Ceaușescu.

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Among people born in 494 BC, Pericles ranks 1 Among people deceased in 429 BC, Pericles ranks 1

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Pericles ranks 11 out of 698Before him are Pythagoras (-570), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), Epicurus (-341), Sophocles (-497), and Spartacus (-109). After him are El Greco (1541), Aeschylus (-525), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Aristophanes (-448), Democritus (-460), and Plutarch (46).


Among politicians born in Greece, Pericles ranks 2Before him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881). After him are Philip II of Macedon (-382), Kösem Sultan (1590), Bayezid II (1447), Demosthenes (-384), Leonidas I (-540), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Cleisthenes (-565), Alcibiades (-450), Solon (-638), and Xanthippe (-500).

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