370 BC - 321 BC

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Craterus or Krateros (Greek: Κρατερός; c. 370 BC – 321 BC) was a Macedonian general under Alexander the Great and one of the Diadochi. Throughout his life he was a loyal royalist and supporter of Alexander the Great.Craterus was the son of a Macedonian nobleman named Alexander from Orestis and brother of admiral Amphoterus. Craterus commanded the phalanx and all infantry on the left wing in Battle of Issus in 333 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Craterus has received more than 198,127 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Craterus is the 222nd most popular military personnel, the 151st most popular biography from Greece (down from 150th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Military Personnel.

Craterus is most famous for being a Macedonian general and close friend of Alexander the Great.

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Among military personnels, Craterus ranks 222 out of 1,468Before him are Otto Carius, Bai Qi, Kim Philby, Karl-Otto Koch, Pausanias, and Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy. After him are Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne, Otto Günsche, Lysander, Henning von Tresckow, Hasso von Manteuffel, and Erwin von Witzleben.

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Among people born in 370 BC, Craterus ranks 2Before him is Apelles. After him are Cleitus the Black, Eudemus of Rhodes, Callippus, and Neoptolemus I of Epirus. Among people deceased in 321 BC, Craterus ranks 3Before him are Aristotle and Perdiccas. After him are King Xian of Zhou, Neoptolemus, and Archon of Pella.

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Among people born in Greece, Craterus ranks 151 out of 936Before him are Sophia Palaiologina (1455), Demetrius of Phalerum (-350), Agesilaus II (-444), Gorgo, Queen of Sparta (-506), Ioannis Kapodistrias (1776), and Pausanias (null). After him are Longus (110), Pleistarchus (-500), Lysander (-401), Prodicus (-460), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), and Antipope Alexander V (1339).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Craterus ranks 14Before him are Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), Parmenion (-400), and Pausanias (null). After him are Lysander (-401), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), Nearchus (-356), Thrasybulus (-440), Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770), and George Maniakes (998).