Alexander V of Macedon

390 BC - 294 BC

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Alexander V of Macedon (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος Εʹ ὁ Μακεδών; died late 294 BC) was the second son of Cassander and Thessalonike of Macedon, who was a half-sister of Alexander the Great. He ruled as king of Macedon along with his brother Antipater I from the autumn of 297 to autumn 294 BC. When Antipater murdered their mother and ousted him from power, Alexander turned to Pyrrhus and Demetrius I for help in recovering his throne. To the former he promised, as the price of his alliance, the land on the sea-coast of Macedonia, together with the provinces of Ambracia, Acarnania, and Amfilochia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander V of Macedon has received more than 166,047 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Alexander V of Macedon is the 5,700th most popular politician (down from 4,174th in 2019), the 332nd most popular biography from Greece (down from 262nd in 2019) and the 145th most popular Greek Politician.

Alexander the Great conquered much of the world, including Egypt, Persia, and India. He is most famous for his military conquests.

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Among politicians, Alexander V of Macedon ranks 5,700 out of 19,576Before him are Huo Guang, Sher Ali Khan, Jonas Gahr Støre, Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, Angelica Balabanoff, and Nicolas Catinat. After him are Bruno Streckenbach, Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma, Jadranka Kosor, Antoine Barnave, Hosius of Corduba, and Alix of France.

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Among people born in 390 BC, Alexander V of Macedon ranks 9Before him are Vyasa, Lycurgus of Athens, Hypereides, Hakor, Peucestas, and Hieronymus of Cardia. After him are Tiberius Coruncanius, Manius Curius Dentatus, Dinostratus, Pamphilus, Jaimini, and Coenus. Among people deceased in 294 BC, Alexander V of Macedon ranks 1

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Among people born in Greece, Alexander V of Macedon ranks 332 out of 1,024Before him are Ageladas (-600), Crates of Athens (-400), Cypselus (-700), Alexis Tsipras (1974), Paul of Aegina (625), and Katina Paxinou (1900). After him are Nicos Poulantzas (1936), Demosthenes (-412), Ariston of Sparta (-550), Zoilus (-400), Antilochus (null), and Leonidas of Rhodes (-200).


Among politicians born in Greece, Alexander V of Macedon ranks 145Before him are Cleombrotus I (-500), Constantine Kanaris (1793), Konstantinos Mitsotakis (1918), Machaon (null), Cypselus (-700), and Alexis Tsipras (1974). After him are Ariston of Sparta (-550), Antilochus (null), Alexandros Panagoulis (1939), Pleistoanax (-500), Aratus of Sicyon (-271), and Brennus (-301).