600 BC - 490 BC


Pheidippides (Greek: Φειδιππίδης, [pʰeː.dip.pí.dɛːs], "Son of Pheídippos") or Philippides (Φιλιππίδης) is the central figure in the story that inspired a modern sporting event, the marathon race. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pheidippides has received more than 875,845 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 38th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Pheidippides ranks 38 out of 426Before him are Sophie Scholl, Thích Quảng Đức, Jan Palach, Shirin Ebadi, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, and Alexey Stakhanov. After him are Bhagat Singh, Carl von Ossietzky, Sadako Sasaki, Emma Goldman, Camilo Cienfuegos, and Stenka Razin.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Pheidippides ranks 14Before him are Tomyris, Belshazzar, Polycrates, Alexander I of Macedon, Lucius Junius Brutus, and Cambyses I. After him are Mardonius, Maya, Hippasus, Chilon of Sparta, Bias of Priene, and Hippias. Among people deceased in 490 BC, Pheidippides ranks 1After him are Hippias, Datis, Yan Hui, and Titus Lucretius Tricipitinus.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Pheidippides ranks 57 out of 374Before him are Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742), Shirin Ebadi (1947), Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani (940), Cambyses I (-600), Xerxes II of Persia (-500), and Rashid-al-Din Hamadani (1247). After him are Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934), Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (1932), Cyrus I (-690), Antiochus I Soter (-324), Abbas Kiarostami (1940), and Christina of Bolsena (210).

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