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390 BC - 330 BC

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Peucestas (Ancient Greek: Πευκέστας, Peukéstas; lived 4th century BC) was a native of the town of Mieza, in Macedonia, and a distinguished officer in the service of Alexander the Great. His name is first mentioned as one of those appointed to command a trireme on the Hydaspes. Prior to this he must have distinguished himself for his personal valour and prowess, as he was the person selected by Alexander to carry before him in battle the sacred shield, which he had taken down from the temple of Athena at Troy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peucestas has received more than 56,407 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Peucestas is the 639th most popular military personnel (up from 667th in 2019), the 333rd most popular biography from Greece (up from 363rd in 2019) and the 25th most popular Greek Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Peucestas ranks 639 out of 1,468Before him are Milunka Savić, Wolfgang Lüth, Wilhelm Schepmann, Hubert Lyautey, Giovanni Andrea Doria, and Heinz Reinefarth. After him are Mikhail Skobelev, Oda Nobuhide, Otozō Yamada, François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, Sergey Biryuzov, and Sadao Araki.

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Among people born in 390 BC, Peucestas ranks 9Before him are Vyasa, Lycurgus of Athens, Hypereides, Alexander V of Macedon, Hakor, and Hieronymus of Cardia. After him are Tiberius Coruncanius, Manius Curius Dentatus, Coenus, Dinostratus, and Jaimini. Among people deceased in 330 BC, Peucestas ranks 5Before him are Darius III, Praxiteles, Philotas, and Ephorus. After him are Archestratus and Ariobarzanes of Persis.

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Among people born in Greece, Peucestas ranks 333 out of 936Before him are Nicos Poulantzas (1936), Archidamus III (-350), Müezzinzade Ali Pasha (null), Chares of Lindos (-400), Cleombrotus I (-500), and Glaucus of Corinth (null). After him are Leon of Sparta (-700), Alexis Tsipras (1974), Leotychidas (-540), Xanthippus (-590), Hellanicus of Lesbos (-490), and Iphicrates (-415).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Peucestas ranks 25Before him are Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770), George Maniakes (998), Conon (-401), Callimachus (-600), Demosthenes (-412), and Müezzinzade Ali Pasha (null). After him are Iphicrates (-415), Peithon (-355), Callicratidas (-500), Cleombrotus (-600), Markos Botsaris (1790), and Xanthippus of Carthage (-300).