Alexander the Great

356 BC - 323 BC

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Alexander III of Macedon (Ancient Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος, romanized: Alexandros; 20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), most commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. He succeeded his father Philip II to the throne in 336 BC at the age of 20 and spent most of his ruling years conducting a lengthy military campaign throughout Western Asia, Central Asia, parts of South Asia, and Egypt. By the age of 30, he had created one of the largest empires in history, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander the Great has received more than 41,332,457 page views. His biography is available in 201 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 195 in 2019). Alexander the Great is the 2nd most popular military personnel, the 4th most popular biography from Greece (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Greek Military Personnel.

Alexander the Great is most famous for his military conquests.

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Among military personnels, Alexander the Great ranks 2 out of 2,058Before him are Genghis Khan. After him are Timur, Joan of Arc, Charles de Gaulle, Karl Dönitz, Erwin Rommel, Charles Martel, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Spartacus, Adolf Eichmann, and Oda Nobunaga.

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Among people born in 356 BC, Alexander the Great ranks 1After him are Hephaestion, Nearchus, King Huiwen of Qin, and Leonnatus. Among people deceased in 323 BC, Alexander the Great ranks 1After him are Stateira II, Drypetis, Harpalus, Parysatis II, Sisygambis, Cynane, Leosthenes, and Meleager.

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Among people born in Greece, Alexander the Great ranks 4 out of 1,024Before him are Aristotle (-384), Plato (-427), and Socrates (-470). After him are Pythagoras (-570), Homer (-800), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), Sophocles (-497), Pericles (-494), Democritus (-460), and Epicurus (-341).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Alexander the Great ranks 1After him are Spartacus (-109), Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Themistocles (-524), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), Parmenion (-400), and Mardonius (-600).