Philip V of Macedon

238 BC - 179 BC

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Philip V (Greek: Φίλιππος; 238–179 BC) was king (Basileus) of the ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedonia from 221 to 179 BC. Philip's reign was principally marked by an unsuccessful struggle with the emerging power of the Roman Republic. He would lead Macedon against Rome in the First and Second Macedonian Wars, losing the latter but allying with Rome in the Roman-Seleucid War towards the end of his reign. Philip was attractive and charismatic as a young man. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip V of Macedon has received more than 270,994 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Philip V of Macedon is the 1,292nd most popular politician (down from 1,266th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Greece (down from 105th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Greek Politician.

Philip V of Macedon is most famous for his defeat of Rome in the Third Macedonian War.

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Among politicians, Philip V of Macedon ranks 1,292 out of 15,710Before him are Constantius III, Safiyya bint Huyayy, Charles Edward Stuart, Ptolemy IX Lathyros, Manasseh of Judah, and Herod Archelaus. After him are Charles III of Naples, Frederick IV of Denmark, Yang Shangkun, Marwan II, Louis the Child, and Eleftherios Venizelos.

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Among people born in 238 BC, Philip V of Macedon ranks 2Before him is Masinissa.  Among people deceased in 179 BC, Philip V of Macedon ranks 1

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Among people born in Greece, Philip V of Macedon ranks 111 out of 855Before him are Djemal Pasha (1872), Phaedrus (-20), Dionysius the Areopagite (100), Perseus of Macedon (-212), Pope Eleutherius (171), and Melissus of Samos (-470). After him are Scopas (-395), Eleftherios Venizelos (1864), Hippias (-443), Ictinus (-500), Diotima of Mantinea (-450), and Creon (null).


Among politicians born in Greece, Philip V of Macedon ranks 42Before him are Polycrates (-600), John III Doukas Vatatzes (1192), Alexander of Greece (1893), Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt (1789), Ephialtes of Trachis (-550), and Perseus of Macedon (-212). After him are Eleftherios Venizelos (1864), Creon (null), Philoctetes (null), Phryne (-371), Ioannis Metaxas (1871), and Agesilaus II (-444).