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Themistocles in an 1875 illustration

Themistocles (524 BC-490 BC) was an Ancient Greek Athenian politician and general. He fought against the Persians at the Battle of Marathon as a young man. He later persuaded Athens to build a navy which defeated the Persians at Salamis in 480 BC.

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