400 BC - 329 BC

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Parmenion (also Parmenio; Greek: Παρμενίων; c. 400 – 330 BC), son of Philotas, was a Macedonian general in the service of Philip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great. A nobleman, Parmenion rose to become Philip's chief military lieutenant and Alexander's Strategos (military general). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Parmenion has received more than 286,161 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Parmenion is the 203rd most popular military personnel (down from 196th in 2019), the 140th most popular biography from Greece (down from 135th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Greek Military Personnel.

Parmenion was a Macedonian general and close friend of Alexander the Great. He was killed by Alexander's son, Alexander IV, in the chaos that followed Alexander's death.

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Among military personnels, Parmenion ranks 203 out of 1,466Before him are Kurt Meyer, Pittacus of Mytilene, Syagrius, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, and Dietrich von Choltitz. After him are Lysander, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Hasso von Manteuffel, Oenomaus, Tōgō Heihachirō, and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski.

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Among people born in 400 BC, Parmenion ranks 3Before him are Tollund Man and Bessus. After him are Porus, Berossus, Theopompus, Thaïs, Leochares, Nectanebo II, Ephorus, Teos of Egypt, and Spitamenes. Among people deceased in 329 BC, Parmenion ranks 2Before him is Bessus. After him is Mahapadma Nanda.

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Among people born in Greece, Parmenion ranks 140 out of 855Before him are Agesilaus II (-444), Demetrius of Phalerum (-350), Pleistarchus (-500), Tyrtaeus (-700), Apollodorus of Athens (-180), and Spyridon Louis (1873). After him are Lysander (-401), Saint Giles (640), Longus (110), Oruç Reis (1473), Hippias (-600), and Sophia Palaiologina (1455).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Parmenion ranks 12Before him are Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), and Pittacus of Mytilene (-650). After him are Lysander (-401), Craterus (-370), Pausanias (null), Nearchus (-356), Thrasybulus (-440), and George Maniakes (998).