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. 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 164,013 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Craterus is the 222nd most popular military personnel (up from 224th in 2019), the 150th most popular biography from Greece (down from 144th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Greek 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 1,466Before him are Kurt Student, Erhard Milch, Otto Liman von Sanders, Friedrich Olbricht, Maximilian von Weichs, and Alfred von Tirpitz. After him are Zhang Liao, Bai Qi, Pausanias, Franz Stangl, Hans von Seeckt, and Han Xin.

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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 and Neoptolemus.

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Among people born in Greece, Craterus ranks 150 out of 855Before him are Oruç Reis (1473), Hippias (-600), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), Speusippus (-407), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), and Gorgo, Queen of Sparta (-506). After him are Brasidas (-500), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Antipope Alexander V (1339), Pausanias (null), Nicias (-500), and Cleomenes III (-260).


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