#22 Overall Influence

Herodotus

5th century BC Greek historian and author of The Histories

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Herodotus was an ancient Greek writer, geographer and historian born in the Greek city of Halicarnassus, part of the Persian Empire . He is known for having written the Histories – a detailed account of the Greco-Persian Wars. Herodotus was the first writer to do systematic investigation of historical events. He is referred to as "The Father of History", a title conferred on him by the ancient Roman orator Cicero.

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#2 World Rank
History
#5 World Rank
Literature