445 BC - 395 BC

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Tissaphernes (Ancient Greek: Τισσαφέρνης; Old Persian Čiçafarnah, Aramaic Ššprn, Lycian Kizzaprñna, Zisaprñna) (445 BC – 395 BC) was a Persian soldier and statesman, Satrap of Lydia. His life is mostly known from the magistral works of Thucydides and Xenophon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tissaphernes has received more than 90,887 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Tissaphernes is the 3,604th most popular politician (up from 3,664th in 2019).

Tissaphernes was most famous for his betrayal of Cyrus the Great.

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Among politicians, Tissaphernes ranks 3,604 out of 15,710Before him are Bolesław Bierut, Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg, David Dacko, Emperor Xianzong of Tang, Lycurgus of Athens, and Abdur Rahman Khan. After him are Emilio Mola, Kavad II, Boris Tadić, Redbad, King of the Frisians, Robert I, Count of Artois, and John Hyrcanus.

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Among people born in 445 BC, Tissaphernes ranks 3Before him are Antisthenes and Lysias. After him is Glaucon. Among people deceased in 395 BC, Tissaphernes ranks 2Before him is Lysander. After him is Stateira.

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