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Xanthippe (; Greek: Ξανθίππη, Ancient: [ksantʰípɛː], 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 517,787 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Xanthippe is the 572nd most popular politician (down from 414th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Greece (down from 42nd in 2019) and the 17th 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 572 out of 15,710Before her are Christian IV of Denmark, Taejo of Goryeo, Robert the Bruce, Abdülaziz, Artaxerxes II of Persia, and Ante Pavelić. After her are Ibn Saud, Philip I of France, Mary of Burgundy, Reuven Rivlin, Albert I of Belgium, and Hafsa Sultan.

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

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Among people born in Greece, Xanthippe ranks 58 out of 855Before her are Queen Sofía of Spain (1938), Olympias (-375), Antisthenes (-445), Ptolemy II Philadelphus (-308), Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), and Irene of Athens (752). After her are Constantine I of Greece (1868), Andromache (null), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Epaminondas (-418), Leucippus (-500), and Pope Dionysius (200).


Among politicians born in Greece, Xanthippe ranks 17Before her are Solon (-638), Peisistratos (-600), Constantine II of Greece (1940), Ptolemy II Philadelphus (-308), Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), and Irene of Athens (752). After her are Constantine I of Greece (1868), Andromache (null), Epaminondas (-418), Peleus (null), Paul of Greece (1901), and John V Palaiologos (1332).