Alexander Balas

150 BC - 145 BC

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Alexander I Theopator Euergetes, surnamed Balas (Ancient Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος Βάλας, romanized: Alexandros Balas), was the ruler of the Greek Seleucid kingdom in 150/Summer 152 – August 145 BC. Alexander defeated Demetrius I Soter for the crown in 150 BC. Ruling briefly, he lost the crown to Demetrius II Nicator during his defeat at the Battle of Antioch (145 BC) in Syria, dying shortly after. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Balas has received more than 111,587 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Alexander Balas is the 3,147th most popular politician (up from 3,294th in 2019), the 347th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 346th in 2019) and the 182nd most popular Turkish Politician.

Alexander Balas is most famous for being the last king of the Seleucid Empire.

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Among politicians, Alexander Balas ranks 3,147 out of 15,710Before him are Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, Salome Zourabichvili, Locusta, and Fan Li. After him are Isma'il ibn Ahmad, Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia, Mojmir I of Moravia, Yazdegerd I, and Kaysone Phomvihane.

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Among people born in 150 BC, Alexander Balas ranks 3Before him are Gannicus and Emperor Qianshao of Han. After him are Wei Zifu, Diodotus Tryphon, Aulus Gabinius, Wei Qing, Quintus Lutatius Catulus, Artemidorus Ephesius, Mithridates II of Parthia, Huo Guang, and Tigranes I. Among people deceased in 145 BC, Alexander Balas ranks 2Before him is Ptolemy VI Philometor. After him is Crates of Mallus.

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Among people born in Turkey, Alexander Balas ranks 347 out of 1,128Before him are Cornelius Castoriadis (1922), Expeditus (300), Argishti I of Urartu (-827), Memnon (null), Dio Chrysostom (40), and John Malalas (491). After him are Athanasius the Athonite (920), Yaqut al-Hamawi (1179), Telipinu (-1600), Aziz Nesin (1915), Nicholas Kanabos (1200), and Procopius (325).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Alexander Balas ranks 182Before him are Helenus (null), Alaeddin Pasha (1250), Deiphobus (null), David of Trebizond (1408), Argishti I of Urartu (-827), and Memnon (null). After him are Telipinu (-1600), Nicholas Kanabos (1200), Procopius (325), Candaules (-800), Philetaerus (-340), and Zoe Karbonopsina (900).