Pyrrhus of Epirus

318 BC - 272 BC

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Pyrrhus (; Greek: Πύρρος, Pyrrhos; 319/318–272 BC) was a Greek king and statesman of the Hellenistic period. He was king of the Greek tribe of Molossians, of the royal Aeacid house, and later he became king (Malalas also called him toparch) of Epirus. He was one of the strongest opponents of early Rome, and regarded as one of the greatest generals of antiquity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pyrrhus of Epirus has received more than 1,570,238 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Pyrrhus of Epirus is the 19th most popular military personnel (up from 24th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Greece and the 4th most popular Greek Military Personnel.

Pyrrhus of Epirus is most famous for his victory over the Romans at the Battle of Asculum in 279 BC.

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Among military personnels, Pyrrhus of Epirus ranks 19 out of 1,466Before him are Themistocles, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Cao Cao, Heinz Guderian, Erich von Manstein, and Prince Eugene of Savoy. After him are Ptolemy I Soter, Wilhelm Keitel, Friedrich Paulus, Oda Nobunaga, Cesare Borgia, and Simo Häyhä.

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Among people born in 318 BC, Pyrrhus of Epirus ranks 1After him is Ptolemy Keraunos. Among people deceased in 272 BC, Pyrrhus of Epirus ranks 1

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Among people born in Greece, Pyrrhus of Epirus ranks 31 out of 855Before him are Themistocles (-524), Demosthenes (-384), Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478), Leonidas I (-540), Xenophon (-430), and Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493). After him are Cleisthenes (-565), Myron (-500), Aristarchus of Samos (-311), Polybius (-208), Alcibiades (-450), and Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Pyrrhus of Epirus ranks 4Before him are Alexander the Great (-356), Spartacus (-109), and Themistocles (-524). After him are Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), and Parmenion (-400).