400 BC - 316 BC

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Porus (IPA: [porus]) or Poros (from Ancient Greek: Πῶρος, Pôros), was an ancient Indian king, whose territory spanned the region between the Hydaspes (Jhelum River) and Acesines (Chenab River), in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. He is credited to have been a legendary warrior with exceptional skills. Porus fought against Alexander the Great in the Battle of the Hydaspes (326 BC), thought to be fought at the site of modern-day Mong, Punjab, which is now part of Pakistan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Porus has received more than 3,338,004 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Porus is the 2,117th most popular politician (down from 2,053rd in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Pakistan (up from 9th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Pakistani Politician.

Porus is most famous for his defeat of Alexander the Great.

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Among politicians, Porus ranks 2,117 out of 15,710Before him are Henry III of Castile, Manfred, King of Sicily, Tomoe Gozen, Sophie of France, Quintillus, and Gaius Octavius. After him are Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Attalus II Philadelphus, Charibert I, Kavad I, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, and Jan Masaryk.

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Among people born in 400 BC, Porus ranks 4Before him are Tollund Man, Bessus, and Parmenion. After him are Berossus, Theopompus, Thaïs, Leochares, Nectanebo II, Ephorus, Teos of Egypt, and Spitamenes. Among people deceased in 316 BC, Porus ranks 4Before him are Olympias, Eumenes, and Sun Bin. After him are Peithon and Antigenes.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Porus ranks 7 out of 158Before him are Akbar (1542), Shah Jahan (1592), Chanakya (-375), Guru Nanak (1469), Muhammad Iqbal (1877), and Bhagat Singh (1907). After him are Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876), Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910), Pāṇini (-500), Benazir Bhutto (1953), Vasubandhu (400), and Asanga (300).

Among POLITICIANS In Pakistan

Among politicians born in Pakistan, Porus ranks 3Before him are Akbar (1542) and Shah Jahan (1592). After him are Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876), Benazir Bhutto (1953), Kanishka (78), Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928), Aga Khan III (1877), Muhammad bin Tughluq (1290), Manmohan Singh (1932), Ranjit Singh (1780), and Imran Khan (1952).