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), also known as Ptolemy Lagides, was a Greek general, historian and companion of Alexander the Great of the Kingdom of Macedon in northern Greece who became ruler of Egypt, part of Alexander's former empire. Ptolemy was pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt from 305/304 BC to his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ptolemy I Soter has received more than 1,813,304 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Ptolemy I Soter is the 20th most popular military personnel (up from 26th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Egypt (up from 26th in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian 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 20 out of 1,466Before him are Khalid ibn al-Walid, Cao Cao, Heinz Guderian, Erich von Manstein, Prince Eugene of Savoy, and Pyrrhus of Epirus. After him are Wilhelm Keitel, Friedrich Paulus, Oda Nobunaga, Cesare Borgia, Simo Häyhä, and Vercingetorix.

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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 Egypt, Ptolemy I Soter ranks 22 out of 520Before him are Plotinus (203), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Anthony the Great (251), Anwar Sadat (1918), Rudolf Hess (1894), and Catherine of Alexandria (287). After him are Hero of Alexandria (10), Diophantus (201), Khafra (-2550), Seti I (-1323), Ramesses I (-1300), and Khufu (-2700).


Among military personnels born in Egypt, Ptolemy I Soter ranks 1After him are Eli Cohen (1924), Ashraf Marwan (1944), Jawhar (911), and Saad el-Shazly (1922).