Perseus of Macedon

212 BC - 166 BC

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Perseus (Greek: Περσεύς, Perseus; 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 203,470 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Perseus of Macedon is the 1,276th most popular politician (down from 1,122nd in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Greece (down from 92nd in 2019) and the 41st 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 1,276 out of 15,710. Before him are Totila, Archduke Otto of Austria, Francis, Duke of Guise, Stjepan Mesić, Walther Funk, and Lech Kaczyński. After him are Briseis, Theodore I Laskaris, Michelle Bachelet, Johan de Witt, Maximilian II of Bavaria, and Galeazzo Ciano.

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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 108 out of 855. Before him are Ephialtes of Trachis (-550), Theo Angelopoulos (1935), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), Phaedrus (-20), and Dionysius the Areopagite (100). After him are Pope Eleutherius (171), Melissus of Samos (-470), Philip V of Macedon (-238), Scopas (-395), Eleftherios Venizelos (1864), and Hippias (-443).


Among politicians born in Greece, Perseus of Macedon ranks 41Before him are Ptolemy III Euergetes (-284), Polycrates (-600), John III Doukas Vatatzes (1192), Alexander of Greece (1893), Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt (1789), and Ephialtes of Trachis (-550). After him are Philip V of Macedon (-238), Eleftherios Venizelos (1864), Creon (null), Philoctetes (null), Phryne (-371), and Ioannis Metaxas (1871).