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 396,546 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Cleitus the Black is the 2,809th most popular politician (down from 2,347th in 2019), the 322nd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 286th in 2019) and the 174th 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 2,809 out of 15,710Before him are Tancred, King of Sicily, Gotse Delchev, Bülent Ecevit, Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, and Carl Friedrich Goerdeler. After him are Manolis Glezos, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, Francis Phoebus of Navarre, Merneith, Jarosław Kaczyński, and Marcel Cerdan.

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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 1After him are Spitamenes and Erigyius.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Cleitus the Black ranks 322 out of 1,128Before him are Thomas Palaiologos (1409), Raziye Sultan (null), Joannes Zonaras (1074), Apollinaris of Ravenna (101), Fatih Terim (1953), and Bülent Ecevit (1925). After him are Ibn Hawqal (943), Alexander Ypsilantis (1792), Nikephoros I of Constantinople (758), Helenus (null), Strato of Lampsacus (-335), and Nebahat Çehre (1944).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Cleitus the Black ranks 174Before him are Fritigern (400), Midhat Pasha (1822), Alexios I of Trebizond (1182), Menua (-900), Thomas Palaiologos (1409), and Bülent Ecevit (1925). After him are Alexander Ypsilantis (1792), Helenus (null), Alaeddin Pasha (1250), Deiphobus (null), David of Trebizond (1408), and Argishti I of Urartu (-827).