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Ptolemy I Soter

367 BC - 283 BC

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Ptolemy I Soter (; Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Σωτήρ, Ptolemaîos Sōtḗr "Ptolemy the Savior"; c. 367 BC – January 282 BC) was a Macedonian Greek general, historian and bodyguard of Alexander the Great. Originally from the Kingdom of Macedon in northern Greece, he went on to become ruler of Egypt, then part of Alexander's former empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ptolemy I Soter has received more than 2,606,457 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Ptolemy I Soter is the 21st most popular military personnel (down from 20th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Greece (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Greek Military Personnel.

Ptolemy I Soter is most famous for his victory over Antigonus at the Battle of Ipsus in 301 BC. He is also known for his construction of the Library of Alexandria.

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Among military personnels, Ptolemy I Soter ranks 21 out of 1,468Before him are Oda Nobunaga, Erich von Manstein, Chiang Kai-shek, Heinz Guderian, Arminius, and Ratko Mladić. After him are Pyrrhus of Epirus, Cao Cao, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Cesare Borgia, Simo Häyhä, and Jochi.

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Among people born in 367 BC, Ptolemy I Soter ranks 1 Among people deceased in 283 BC, Ptolemy I Soter ranks 1After him are Chanakya, Demetrius I of Macedon, and Agathocles.

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Among people born in Greece, Ptolemy I Soter ranks 36 out of 936Before him are Themistocles (-524), Leonidas I (-540), Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Cleisthenes (-565), and Gorgias (-483). After him are Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Solon (-638), Myron (-500), Polybius (-208), Aristarchus of Samos (-311), and Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Ptolemy I Soter ranks 4Before him are Alexander the Great (-356), Spartacus (-109), and Themistocles (-524). After him are Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), and Parmenion (-400).