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Seleucus I Nicator

358 BC - 281 BC

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Seleucus I Nicator (; c. 358 – 281 BC; Greek: Σέλευκος Νικάτωρ Séleukos Nikátōr Attic Greek pronunciation: [sé.leu̯.kos], lit. 'the Victorious') was a Macedonian Greek general, officer and successor of Alexander the Great. While serving under Alexander, Seleucus was commander of the Hypaspistia, or Silver-Shields, an elite Macedonian infantry unit, and eventually went on to become the founder and total ruler of the eponymous Seleucid Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seleucus I Nicator has received more than 1,967,121 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Seleucus I Nicator is the 69th most popular military personnel (down from 64th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Greece (down from 61st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Greek Military Personnel.

Seleucus I Nicator is most famous for his military victories in the east. He was the founder of the Seleucid Empire, which was one of the most powerful empires of the Hellenistic world.

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Among military personnels, Seleucus I Nicator ranks 69 out of 1,468Before him are Hamilcar Barca, Erich Hartmann, Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Bernard Montgomery, Charles X Gustav of Sweden, and Ferdinand Foch. After him are Edward Smith, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Michel Ney, Günther von Kluge, and Ivan Konev.

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Among people born in 358 BC, Seleucus I Nicator ranks 1 Among people deceased in 281 BC, Seleucus I Nicator ranks 1After him is Lysimachus.

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Among people born in Greece, Seleucus I Nicator ranks 71 out of 936Before him are Vangelis (1943), Demetrius of Thessaloniki (270), Ptolemy II Philadelphus (-308), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Irene of Athens (752), and Isocrates (-436). After him are Nana Mouskouri (1934), Constantine I of Greece (1868), Clement of Alexandria (150), Lysippos (-390), Ptolemy III Euergetes (-284), and Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Seleucus I Nicator ranks 7Before him are Alexander the Great (-356), Spartacus (-109), Themistocles (-524), Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), and Miltiades (-540). After him are Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), Parmenion (-400), and Pausanias (null).