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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 368,924 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Parmenion is the 195th most popular military personnel (up from 203rd in 2019), the 140th most popular biography from Greece 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 195 out of 1,468Before him are Amr ibn al-As, Mikhail Frunze, Maximilian von Weichs, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, and Tadamichi Kuribayashi. After him are Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Gotthard Heinrici, Josip Jelačić, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Sun Jian, and Zhou Yu.

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Among people born in 400 BC, Parmenion ranks 3Before him are Bessus and Tollund Man. After him are Porus, Berossus, Theopompus, Spitamenes, Atropates, Teos of Egypt, Nectanebo II, Agnodice, and Stateira I. 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 936Before him are Tyrtaeus (-700), Thespis (-600), Pope Eleutherius (171), Cleon (-450), Costa-Gavras (1933), and Epimenides (-690). After him are Callicrates (-470), Saint Giles (640), Ephialtes of Trachis (-550), Apollodorus of Athens (-180), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), and Demetrius of Phalerum (-350).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Parmenion ranks 12Before him are Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), and Djemal Pasha (1872). After him are Pausanias (null), Craterus (-370), Lysander (-401), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), Nearchus (-356), and Thrasybulus (-440).