Alexander the Great

356 BC - 323 BC

Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Γʹ ὁ Μακεδών; 20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Ancient Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, romanized: Aléxandros ho Mégas), was a king (basileus) of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of 20. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander the Great has received more than 19,725,071 page views. His biography is available in 183 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Alexander the Great ranks 2 out of 1,194Before him are Genghis Khan. After him are Joan of Arc, Timur, Charles de Gaulle, Spartacus, Chiang Kai-shek, Charles Martel, Erwin Rommel, Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, and Themistocles.

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

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Among people born in Greece, Alexander the Great ranks 1 out of 698After him are Plato (-427), Aristotle (-384), Socrates (-470), Pythagoras (-570), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), Epicurus (-341), Sophocles (-497), Spartacus (-109), Pericles (-494), and El Greco (1541).