524 BC - 459 BC


Themistocles (; Greek: Θεμιστοκλῆς Greek pronunciation: [tʰemistoklɛ̂ːs] Themistoklẽs; "Glory of the Law"; c. 524–459 BC) was an Athenian politician and general. He was one of a new breed of non-aristocratic politicians who rose to prominence in the early years of the Athenian democracy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Themistocles has received more than 1,369,254 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Themistocles ranks 12 out of 1,194Before him are Spartacus, Chiang Kai-shek, Charles Martel, Erwin Rommel, Adolf Eichmann, and William Wallace. After him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Oda Nobunaga, Cao Cao, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Erich von Manstein.

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Among people born in 524 BC, Themistocles ranks 1After him is Epicharmus of Kos. Among people deceased in 459 BC, Themistocles ranks 1

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Among people born in Greece, Themistocles ranks 24 out of 698Before him are Thucydides (-460), Sappho (-630), Kösem Sultan (1590), Bayezid II (1447), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921), and Phidias (-490). After him are Xenophon (-430), Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478), Demosthenes (-384), Protagoras (-486), Leonidas I (-540), and Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Themistocles ranks 3Before him are Alexander the Great (-356) and Spartacus (-109). After him are Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Miltiades (-540), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), Lysander (-401), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), and Parmenion (-400).

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