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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), 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 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 33,418,071 page views. His biography is available in 195 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 188 in 2019). Alexander the Great is the 2nd most popular military personnel, the 3rd most popular biography from Greece (down from 1st 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 1,468Before him are Genghis Khan. After him are Joan of Arc, Timur, Charles de Gaulle, Karl Dönitz, Spartacus, Erwin Rommel, Charles Martel, Adolf Eichmann, Themistocles, and William Wallace.

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

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Among people born in Greece, Alexander the Great ranks 3 out of 936Before him are Aristotle (-384) and Plato (-427). After him are Socrates (-470), Homer (-800), Pythagoras (-570), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), Sophocles (-497), Democritus (-460), Epicurus (-341), and Pericles (-494).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Alexander the Great ranks 1After him are Spartacus (-109), Themistocles (-524), Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), and Parmenion (-400).