347 BC - 310 BC

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Roxana (c. 340 BCE – 310 BCE, Ancient Greek: Ῥωξάνη; Old Iranian: *Raṷxšnā- "shining, radiant, brilliant"; sometimes Roxanne, Roxanna, Rukhsana, Roxandra and Roxane) was a Sogdian or a Bactrian princess whom Alexander the Great married after defeating Darius, ruler of the Achaemenid Empire, and invading Persia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roxana has received more than 1,578,319 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Roxana is the 21st most popular companion (down from 17th in 2019), the most popular biography from Tajikistan and the most popular Companion.

Roxana is most famous for being the wife of Alexander the Great.

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  • 74.49

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  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among companions, Roxana ranks 21 out of 673Before her are Madame de Pompadour, Nefertari, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lucretia, Jane Seymour, and Ankhesenamun. After her are Bathsheba, Elizabeth of York, Joseph Bonaparte, Aspasia, Victoria, Princess Royal, and Catherine Howard.

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Among people born in 347 BC, Roxana ranks 1 Among people deceased in 310 BC, Roxana ranks 1After her are Pytheas, Phryne, Vyasa, and Pharnabazus III.

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In Tajikistan

Among people born in Tajikistan, Roxana ranks 1 out of 27After her are Rudaki (860), Emomali Rahmon (1952), Spitamenes (-400), Nasir Khusraw (1004), Rahmon Nabiyev (1930), Khaydhar ibn Kawus al-Afshin (800), Oqil Oqilov (1944), Abu-Mahmud Khojandi (940), Nellie Kim (1957), Vladimir Voinovich (1932), and Kokhir Rasulzoda (1959).

Among COMPANIONS In Tajikistan

Among companions born in Tajikistan, Roxana ranks 1