879 BC - 759 BC

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Dido ( DY-doh; Ancient Greek: Διδώ Greek pronunciation: [diː.dɔ̌ː], Latin pronunciation: [ˈdiːdoː]), also known as Alyssa or Elissa ( ə-LISS-ə, Ἔλισσα), was the legendary foundress and first queen of the Phoenician city-state of Carthage, located in modern Tunisia. Known only through ancient Greek and Roman sources, most 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 1,501,693 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Dido is the 361st most popular politician (down from 317th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Lebanon (up from 4th in 2019) 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 361 out of 15,710Before her are Erich Honecker, Helmut Kohl, Park Chung-hee, Philip III of Spain, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Horemheb. After her are Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Abdulmejid I, Abbas the Great, Sargon of Akkad, Joachim Murat, and Ertuğrul.

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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 119Before her are Saint Barbara (300). After her are Khalil Gibran (1883), Severus Alexander (208), Michel Aoun (1935), Ahab (-900), Keanu Reeves (1964), Porphyry (233), Rafic Hariri (1944), Charbel Makhlouf (1828), Christina of Bolsena (210), and Fairuz (1935).

Among POLITICIANS In Lebanon

Among politicians born in Lebanon, Dido ranks 1After her are Severus Alexander (208), Michel Aoun (1935), Ahab (-900), Rafic Hariri (1944), Émile Lahoud (1936), Hiram I (-1000), Bachir Gemayel (1947), Hassan Nasrallah (1960), Michel Suleiman (1948), Amine Gemayel (1942), and Camille Chamoun (1900).