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Caranus of Macedon

900 BC - 800 BC

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Caranus or Karanos (Greek: Κάρανος, romanized: Káranos) was the first king of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia according to later traditions. According to Herodotus, however, the first king was Perdiccas I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caranus of Macedon has received more than 177,836 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Caranus of Macedon is the 3,793rd most popular politician (down from 3,636th in 2019), the 240th most popular biography from Greece (up from 242nd in 2019) and the 102nd most popular Greek Politician.

Caranus of Macedon was most famous for his victory over the Illyrians in 478 BC.

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Among politicians, Caranus of Macedon ranks 3,793 out of 15,577Before him are Malcolm III of Scotland, Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Sten Sture the Elder, Abbas I of Egypt, Publius Licinius Crassus, and Jorge Carlos Fonseca. After him are Jean Bart, Guy, Count of Flanders, Chen Duxiu, Francis V, Duke of Modena, Aaron Burr, and Ivan Sirko.

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Among people born in 900 BC, Caranus of Macedon ranks 11Before him are Shalmaneser III, Uzziah, Jehoram of Judah, Ahaziah of Judah, Jehoash of Israel, and Jehoahaz of Israel. After him are Menua, Shammuramat, Arame of Urartu, Takelot II, Hazael, and Ashur-dan III. Among people deceased in 800 BC, Caranus of Macedon ranks 5Before him are Hoshea, Jotham of Judah, Titus Tatius, and Tarpeia. After him are Shammuramat, Shabaka, Coroebus of Elis, Bakenranef, Tefnakht, Coenus of Macedon, and Pami.

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Among people born in Greece, Caranus of Macedon ranks 240 out of 936Before him are Antiochus IX Cyzicenus (-135), Cleisthenes of Sicyon (-701), Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (1870), Katerina Sakellaropoulou (1956), Agis II (-490), and Corinna (-501). After him are Theodore Stratelates (281), Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (1914), Leochares (-400), Saturnin (300), Julia Livilla (18), and Conon of Samos (-280).


Among politicians born in Greece, Caranus of Macedon ranks 102Before him are Antiochus XI Epiphanes (-115), Antiochus IX Cyzicenus (-135), Cleisthenes of Sicyon (-701), Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (1870), Katerina Sakellaropoulou (1956), and Agis II (-490). After him are Julia Livilla (18), Gazi Husrev-beg (1480), Lycurgus of Athens (-390), Hypereides (-390), Christos Sartzetakis (1929), and Perdiccas I of Macedon (-700).