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879 BC - 759 BC

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Dido ( DY-doh; Ancient Greek: Διδώ Greek pronunciation: [diː.dɔ̌ː], Latin pronunciation: [ˈdiːdoː]), also known as Elissa ( ə-LISS-ə, Ἔλισσα), was the legendary founder and first queen of the Phoenician city-state of Carthage (located in modern Tunisia), in 814 BC. In most accounts, she was the queen of the Phoenician city-state of Tyre (today in Lebanon) who fled tyranny to found her own city in northwest Africa. Known only through ancient Greek and Roman sources, all of which were written well after Carthage's founding, her historicity remains uncertain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dido has received more than 1,813,922 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Dido is the 372nd most popular politician (down from 361st in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Lebanon and the most popular Lebanese Politician.

Dido was a queen of Carthage and is most famous for the story of her suicide after the death of her lover, Aeneas.

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Among politicians, Dido ranks 372 out of 15,577Before her are Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Władysław II Jagiełło, Eva Perón, Henry VI of England, John III Sobieski, and Charles IX of France. After her are Abdulmejid I, Zenobia, Galba, Alaric I, Bhumibol Adulyadej, and Francis II of France.

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Among people born in 879 BC, Dido ranks 1 Among people deceased in 759 BC, Dido ranks 1After her is Takelot III.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Dido ranks 2 out of 138Before her are Saint Barbara (300). After her are Severus Alexander (208), Khalil Gibran (1883), Ahab (-900), Keanu Reeves (1964), Ulpian (170), Porphyry (233), Michel Aoun (1935), Pope Constantine (664), Charbel Makhlouf (1828), and Pope Sisinnius (650).

Among POLITICIANS In Lebanon

Among politicians born in Lebanon, Dido ranks 1After her are Severus Alexander (208), Ahab (-900), Michel Aoun (1935), Rafic Hariri (1944), Hiram I (-1000), Bachir Gemayel (1947), Émile Lahoud (1936), Hassan Nasrallah (1960), Amine Gemayel (1942), Najib Mikati (1955), and Michel Suleiman (1948).