Alexander the Great

356 BC - 323 BC

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Alexander III of Macedon (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος Alexandros; 20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), 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 and Northeastern Africa. By the age of thirty, 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 29,450,730 page views. His biography is available in 188 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 183 in 2019). Alexander the Great is the 2nd most popular military personnel, the most popular biography from Greece 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 1,466Before him are Genghis Khan. After him are Joan of Arc, Timur, Spartacus, Charles de Gaulle, Erwin Rommel, Karl Dönitz, Charles Martel, Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, and Chiang Kai-shek.

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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, Sisygambis, Drypetis, Cynane, Meleager, and Leosthenes.

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Among people born in Greece, Alexander the Great ranks 1 out of 855After him are Aristotle (-384), Plato (-427), Socrates (-470), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), Pythagoras (-570), Spartacus (-109), Sophocles (-497), Epicurus (-341), Pericles (-494), and Democritus (-460).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Alexander the Great ranks 1After him are Spartacus (-109), Themistocles (-524), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), and Parmenion (-400).