430 BC - 354 BC

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Xenophon of Athens (; Greek: Ξενοφῶν, Ancient Greek: [ksenopʰɔ̂ːn], Xenophōn; c. 430 – 354 BC) was an Athenian-born military leader, philosopher, and historian. Xenophon was elected a commander of the Ten Thousand Greek mercenaries at the age of 30. As the military historian Theodore Ayrault Dodge wrote, "the centuries since have devised nothing to surpass the genius of this warrior". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xenophon has received more than 1,488,399 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Xenophon is the 7th most popular historian (down from 6th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Greece (down from 25th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Greek Historian.

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Among historians, Xenophon ranks 7 out of 341. Before him are Herodotus, Ibn Khaldun, Thucydides, Sima Qian, Tacitus, and Livy. After him are Josephus, Polybius, Suetonius, Alexis de Tocqueville, Diodorus Siculus, and Thomas Kuhn.

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Among people born in 430 BC, Xenophon ranks 1After him are Dionysius I of Syracuse, Cynisca, Aeschines of Sphettus, and Philistus. Among people deceased in 354 BC, Xenophon ranks 1After him are Dion of Syracuse and Timotheus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Xenophon ranks 29 out of 855. Before him are Aeschylus (-525), Protagoras (-486), Themistocles (-524), Demosthenes (-384), Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478), and Leonidas I (-540). After him are Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Cleisthenes (-565), Myron (-500), Aristarchus of Samos (-311), and Polybius (-208).

Among HISTORIANS In Greece

Among historians born in Greece, Xenophon ranks 2Before him are Thucydides (-460). After him are Polybius (-208), Callisthenes (-360), Theopompus (-400), Quintus Curtius Rufus (41), Philochorus (-340), Afet İnan (1908), Michael Glykas (1125), Krste Misirkov (1874), Leo Allatius (1586), and Robert Kagan (1958).