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Cleitus the Black

370 BC - 328 BC

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Cleitus the Black (Greek: Κλεῖτος ὁ μέλας; c. 375 BC – 328 BC), was an officer of the Macedonian army led by Alexander the Great. He saved Alexander's life at the Battle of the Granicus in 334 BC and was killed by him in a drunken quarrel six years later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cleitus the Black has received more than 489,368 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Cleitus the Black is the 3,322nd most popular politician (down from 2,804th in 2019), the 359th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 322nd in 2019) and the 190th most popular Turkish Politician.

Cleitus the Black is most famous for his death. He was killed by Alexander the Great after he accidentally wounded him in a quarrel.

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Among politicians, Cleitus the Black ranks 3,322 out of 15,577Before him are Jean Casimir-Perier, Frederick I of Württemberg, Wied, Prince of Albania, Zalman Shazar, Gevherhan Sultan, and Mojmir I of Moravia. After him are Mihnea cel Rău, William II of Holland, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Cordell Hull, Henry II, Count of Champagne, and Gottlob Berger.

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Among people born in 370 BC, Cleitus the Black ranks 3Before him are Apelles and Craterus. After him are Eudemus of Rhodes, Callippus, and Neoptolemus I of Epirus. Among people deceased in 328 BC, Cleitus the Black ranks 2Before him is Spitamenes. After him are Mazaeus and Erigyius.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Cleitus the Black ranks 359 out of 1,301Before him are Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha (null), Publilius Syrus (-100), Aziz Nesin (1915), Yaqut al-Hamawi (1179), Gennadius Scholarius (1400), and Gevherhan Sultan (1544). After him are İbrahim Tatlıses (1952), Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia (300), Ahmad Khani (1650), Artaphernes (-600), Agabus (100), and Cornelius Castoriadis (1922).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Cleitus the Black ranks 190Before him are Tiberius III (700), Argishti I of Urartu (-827), Seleucus III Ceraunus (-243), Maria of Alania (1053), Gülbahar Hatun (1429), and Gevherhan Sultan (1544). After him are Artaphernes (-600), Chryses of Troy (null), Philetaerus (-340), Helenus (null), Aristagoras (-600), and Baldwin II, Latin Emperor (1217).