When Bodrum still bore the name "Halicarnassus",
the capital of Caria, the city and its peninsula produced
a considerable number of prominent personalities whose
names continue to be celebrated in history. In later
ages others gained admission to this Roll of the Renowned
- which is not closed yet.
Hailed as "Father of History"; traveled extensively
and wrote "Histories". Born ca. 484 B.C.
Navigator and explorer; sailed from the Indus River
to the north reaches of the Red Sea. (ca. 510 B.C.)
Queen of Caria, member of the war council of Xerxes
of Persia; commanded her own naval squadron in the Battle
of Salamis (480 B.C.)
Ruler of Caria; enlarged Halicarnassus, brought
in population and surrounded the city with extensive
Sister and wife of Mausolus; built the
Mausoleum; conquered Rhodes by stratagem.
Queen of Caria; deposed by her brother, reinstated by
Alexander the Great who became later adopted son.
Historian, linguist and critic; wrote a 20 volume history
of Rome and other works.
Poet, satirist and bete noir of the establishment; reed
Known as Dragut to western historians; corsair, then
admiral in Ottoman navy, killed in the siege of Malta