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Xanthippe (; Greek: Ξανθίππη, Ancient: [ksantʰíppɛː], Modern: [ksanˈθipi]; 5th–4th century BCE) was an ancient Athenian, the wife of Socrates and mother of their three sons: Lamprocles, Sophroniscus, and Menexenus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xanthippe has received more than 628,700 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Xanthippe is the 475th most popular politician (up from 572nd in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Greece (up from 58th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Greek Politician.

Xanthippe is most famous for being the wife of Socrates. She is often depicted as a shrewish, nagging woman who was constantly berating her husband.

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Among politicians, Xanthippe ranks 475 out of 15,577Before her are John Adams, Ursula von der Leyen, Mustafa III, Leopold I of Belgium, Murad V, and Imre Nagy. After her are Agrippina the Younger, Ibn Saud, Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor, Artaxerxes I of Persia, Richard II of England, and Lycurgus of Sparta.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Xanthippe ranks 4Before her are Anaxagoras, Myron, and Leucippus. After her are Artaxerxes I of Persia, Ezra, Artemisia I of Caria, Brennus, Cyrus the Younger, Ictinus, Cratylus, and Xerxes II of Persia. Among people deceased in 400 BC, Xanthippe ranks 2Before her is Aspasia. After her are Damocles, Zeuxis, Ctesias, Teos of Egypt, Eubulides, Leochares, Parysatis, Alcamenes, Phaedo of Elis, and Thaïs.

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Among people born in Greece, Xanthippe ranks 55 out of 936Before her are Praxiteles (-395), Olympias (-375), Handan Sultan (1574), Theophrastus (-371), Menander (-342), and Pope Sixtus II (215). After her are Polykleitos (-450), Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), Miltiades (-540), Constantine II of Greece (1940), Pyrrho (-365), and Queen Sofía of Spain (1938).


Among politicians born in Greece, Xanthippe ranks 15Before her are Cleisthenes (-565), Solon (-638), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), Alcibiades (-450), Peisistratos (-600), and Handan Sultan (1574). After her are Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), Constantine II of Greece (1940), Epaminondas (-418), Peleus (null), Ptolemy II Philadelphus (-308), and Irene of Athens (752).