Cleomenes III

260 BC - 219 BC

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Cleomenes III (Ancient Greek: Κλεομένης) was one of the two kings of Sparta from 235 to 222 BC. He was a member of the Agiad dynasty and succeeded his father, Leonidas II. He is known for his attempts to reform the Spartan state. From 229 to 222 BC, Cleomenes waged war against the Achaean League under Aratus of Sicyon. After being defeated by the Achaeans in the Battle of Sellasia in 222 BC, he fled to Ptolemaic Egypt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cleomenes III has received more than 120,315 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Cleomenes III is the 2,095th most popular politician (down from 2,032nd in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Greece (down from 154th in 2019) and the 56th most popular Greek Politician.

Cleomenes III was king of Sparta from 235 to 222 BC. He is most famous for his reforms in the Spartan army and his victory against the Achaean League in the Battle of Sellasia in 222 BC.

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Among politicians, Cleomenes III ranks 2,095 out of 15,710Before him are Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, Choi Kyu-hah, Andrew I of Hungary, Sweyn II of Denmark, Maria Anna of Bavaria, and Empress Wanrong. After him are Wallia, Maria Mandl, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Aeschines, Paul Biya, and Nexhmije Hoxha.

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Among people born in 260 BC, Cleomenes III ranks 2Before him is Publius Cornelius Scipio.  Among people deceased in 219 BC, Cleomenes III ranks 1

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Among people born in Greece, Cleomenes III ranks 156 out of 855Before him are Craterus (-370), Brasidas (-500), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Antipope Alexander V (1339), Pausanias (null), and Nicias (-500). After him are Aeschines (-389), Callisthenes (-360), Prodicus (-460), Periander (-700), Cleomenes I (-600), and Meton of Athens (-500).


Among politicians born in Greece, Cleomenes III ranks 56Before him are Oruç Reis (1473), Hippias (-600), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), Brasidas (-500), and Nicias (-500). After him are Aeschines (-389), Cleomenes I (-600), Antonia Minor (-36), Antigonus II Gonatas (-319), Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911), and Necho II (-625).