Agathocles of Syracuse

361 BC - 289 BC

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Agathocles (Greek: Ἀγαθοκλῆς, Agathoklḗs; 361–289 BC) was a Greek tyrant of Syracuse (317–289 BC) and self-styled king of Sicily (304–289 BC). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agathocles of Syracuse has received more than 242,373 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Agathocles of Syracuse is the 1,899th most popular politician (down from 1,754th in 2019), the 693rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 652nd in 2019) and the 121st most popular Italian Politician.

Agathocles of Syracuse is most famous for his military campaigns against Carthage.

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Among politicians, Agathocles of Syracuse ranks 1,899 out of 19,576Before him are Ioannis Kapodistrias, Jeconiah, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang, Eric VI of Denmark, John V of Portugal, and Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy. After him are Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik, Abdurrahman Wahid, Alexander Jagiellon, Al-Adil I, Alfonso VIII of Castile, and Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.

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Among people born in 361 BC, Agathocles of Syracuse ranks 2Before him is Lysimachus. After him is Dinarchus. Among people deceased in 289 BC, Agathocles of Syracuse ranks 2Before him is Mencius.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Agathocles of Syracuse ranks 693 out of 5,161Before him are Conrad of Montferrat (1146), Camillus de Lellis (1550), Dino Buzzati (1906), Pisanello (1395), Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562), and Joseph of Cupertino (1603). After him are Nicola Pisano (1225), Pope Marcellinus (250), Giorgetto Giugiaro (1938), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Pescennius Niger (135), and Beatrice Cenci (1577).


Among politicians born in Italy, Agathocles of Syracuse ranks 121Before him are Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Henry of Germany (1211), Palmiro Togliatti (1893), Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), and Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562). After him are Pescennius Niger (135), Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia (1759), Britannicus (41), Claudia Octavia (40), and Quintus Sertorius (-126).