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Perseus of Macedon

212 BC - 166 BC

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Perseus (Greek: Περσεύς; c. 212 – 166 BC) was the last king (Basileus) of the Antigonid dynasty, who ruled the successor state in Macedon created upon the death of Alexander the Great. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Perseus of Macedon has received more than 313,213 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Perseus of Macedon is the 1,375th most popular politician (down from 1,274th in 2019), the 122nd most popular biography from Greece (down from 108th in 2019) and the 48th 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 1,375 out of 15,577Before him are Adnan Menderes, Yang Shangkun, Jamukha, Mohammed Omar, Gro Harlem Brundtland, and Qin Er Shi. After him are An Lushan, Süleyman Demirel, Rodolfo Graziani, Johan de Witt, Yang Guifei, and Mohammed Nadir Shah.

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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 122 out of 936Before him are Melina Mercouri (1920), Karolos Papoulias (1929), John V Palaiologos (1332), Critias (-460), Alexander of Greece (1893), and Pope Hyginus (100). After him are Mardonius (-600), Gülnuş Sultan (1642), Phaedrus (-20), Diotima of Mantinea (-450), Chilon of Sparta (-600), and Ictinus (-500).


Among politicians born in Greece, Perseus of Macedon ranks 48Before him are Eleftherios Venizelos (1864), Polycrates (-600), Karolos Papoulias (1929), John V Palaiologos (1332), Critias (-460), and Alexander of Greece (1893). After him are Gülnuş Sultan (1642), Hippias (-600), Philip V of Macedon (-238), Ioannis Metaxas (1871), Ephialtes of Trachis (-550), and Sophia Palaiologina (1455).