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375 BC - 316 BC

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Olympias (Greek: Ὀλυμπιάς; c. 375–316 BC) was a Greek princess of the Molossians, and the eldest daughter of king Neoptolemus I of Epirus, the sister of Alexander I of Epirus, the fourth wife of Philip II, the king of Macedonia and the mother of Alexander the Great. She was extremely influential in Alexander's life and was recognized as de facto leader of Macedon during Alexander's conquests. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olympias has received more than 1,429,221 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Olympias is the 28th most popular companion (up from 33rd in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Greece (up from 53rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Greek Companion.

Olympias was the daughter of King Neoptolemus I of Epirus and Queen Olympias, a descendant of the Greek King Alexander the Great. She was the wife of King Philip II of Macedon and mother of Alexander the Great.

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Among companions, Olympias ranks 28 out of 673Before her are Bathsheba, Elizabeth of York, Joseph Bonaparte, Aspasia, Victoria, Princess Royal, and Catherine Howard. After her are Queen Silvia of Sweden, Messalina, Klara Hitler, Anne of Cleves, Mileva Marić, and Tughril.

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Among people born in 375 BC, Olympias ranks 1After her are Chanakya, Menaechmus, and Aristobulus of Cassandreia. Among people deceased in 316 BC, Olympias ranks 1After her are Eumenes, Sun Bin, Porus, Peithon, Antigenes, and Eudemus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Olympias ranks 50 out of 936Before her are Alcibiades (-450), Peisistratos (-600), Draco (-650), Pindar (-517), Mikis Theodorakis (1925), and Praxiteles (-395). After her are Handan Sultan (1574), Theophrastus (-371), Menander (-342), Pope Sixtus II (215), Xanthippe (-500), and Polykleitos (-450).

Among COMPANIONS In Greece

Among companions born in Greece, Olympias ranks 2Before her are Nurbanu Sultan (1525). After her are Gorgo, Queen of Sparta (-506), Helen of Greece and Denmark (1896), Alexandra of Yugoslavia (1921), Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta (1904), Aspasia Manos (1896), and Eusebia (400).