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Miltiades (c.540—489 BC) – Athenian general
To Miltiades belongs the credit for the Athenians, with the help of the little city state of Plataea, defeating the great hosts of the Persian king, Darius I, at the battle of Marathon in 490 BC. This proved to be a turning point in history, for it prevented the Persians from gaining a foothold in Europe. Miltiades’ life story is hardly known at all, but just before the great battle he was picked as one of the ten generals to resist Persia. And on the great day his superior tactics, his great courage and inspiration brought about the rout of the enemy.