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Modren bust o Cleisthenes, kent as "the faither o Athenian democracy", on view at the Ohio Statehoose, Columbus, Ohio

Cleisthenes (/ˈklsθəˌnz/; Greek: Κλεισθένης, an aa Clisthenes or Kleisthenes) wis a noble Athenian o the Alcmaeonid faimily. He is creditit wi reformin the constitution o auncient Athens an settin it on a democratic fuitin in 508/7 BC.