400 BC - 360 BC

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Atropates (Old Persian: *Ātr̥pātaʰ and Middle Persian Ātūrpāt; Ancient Greek: Ἀτροπάτης Atropátēs; c. 370 BC - after 321 BC) was a Persian nobleman who served Darius III, then Alexander the Great, and eventually founded an independent kingdom and dynasty that was named after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Atropates has received more than 81,212 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Atropates is the 3,812th most popular politician (up from 4,274th in 2019).

Atropates is most famous for being a poison that was used to kill Alexander the Great.

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Among politicians, Atropates ranks 3,812 out of 15,710Before him are Valdemar III of Denmark, Enrico De Nicola, Jules de Polignac, Odaenathus, Wegaf, and Konstantinos Stephanopoulos. After him are Leopold I, Margrave of Austria, Abdul Salam Arif, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Herod II, Sigfrid Edström, and Red Cloud.

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Among people born in 400 BC, Atropates ranks 14Before him are Leochares, Nectanebo II, Ephorus, Teos of Egypt, Spitamenes, and Mithridates I of Pontus. After him are Harpalus, Chares of Lindos, Titus Manlius Imperiosus Torquatus, Attalus, Campaspe, and Zoilus. Among people deceased in 360 BC, Atropates ranks 3Before him are Democritus and Agesilaus II. After him are Campaspe, Dinocrates, Aeschines of Sphettus, Lais of Corinth, Bryaxis, Anniceris, Polykleitos the Younger, Agnodice, and Taxiles.

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