Perseus of Macedon

212 BC - 166 BC

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Perseus (Greek: Περσεύς, romanized: Perséus; c. 212 – 166 BC) was king of the ancient kingdom of Macedon from 179 until 168 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Perseus of Macedon has received more than 382,869 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Perseus of Macedon is the 1,739th most popular politician (down from 1,360th in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from Greece (down from 121st in 2019) and the 46th most popular Greek Politician.

Perseus of Macedon is most famous for his defeat of the Gorgon Medusa, who had snakes for hair and could turn anyone who looked at her to stone.

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Among politicians, Perseus of Macedon ranks 1,739 out of 19,576Before him are Nikola IV Zrinski, Karl Renner, Uesugi Kenshin, Galeazzo Ciano, Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator, and Salome Zourabichvili. After him are Chiang Ching-kuo, Harthacnut, Nikephoros III Botaneiates, Talaat Pasha, Sultan Cem, and Songtsen Gampo.

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Among people born in 212 BC, Perseus of Macedon ranks 1 Among people deceased in 166 BC, Perseus of Macedon ranks 1After him is Mattathias.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Perseus of Macedon ranks 131 out of 1,024Before him are Mardonius (-600), Callicrates (-470), Prodicus (-460), Ioannis Metaxas (1871), Chilon of Sparta (-600), and Apollodorus of Athens (-180). After him are Demetrius of Phalerum (-350), Philip V of Macedon (-238), Hippias (-600), Thespis (-600), Antonia Minor (-36), and Antipope Alexander V (1339).


Among politicians born in Greece, Perseus of Macedon ranks 46Before him are Necho II (-625), Polycrates (-600), John III Doukas Vatatzes (1192), Oruç Reis (1473), Critias (-460), and Ioannis Metaxas (1871). After him are Philip V of Macedon (-238), Hippias (-600), Antonia Minor (-36), Ioannis Kapodistrias (1776), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), and Ephialtes of Trachis (-550).