109 BC - 71 BC

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Spartacus (Greek: Σπάρτακος, translit. Spártakos; Latin: Spartacus; c. 103–71 BC) was a Thracian gladiator (Thraex) who was one of the escaped slave leaders in the Third Servile War, a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. Historical accounts of his life come primarily from Plutarch and Appian, who wrote more than a century after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Spartacus has received more than 11,366,827 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Spartacus is the 10th most popular military personnel (down from 7th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Greece (down from 16th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Greek Military Personnel.

Spartacus was a Thracian slave who led a major slave rebellion in the Roman Republic.

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Among military personnels, Spartacus ranks 10 out of 2,058Before him are Joan of Arc, Charles de Gaulle, Karl Dönitz, Erwin Rommel, Charles Martel, and Khalid ibn al-Walid. After him are Adolf Eichmann, Oda Nobunaga, William Wallace, Jochi, Ptolemy I Soter, and Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell.

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Among people born in 109 BC, Spartacus ranks 1After him are Catiline, and Gaius Marius the Younger. Among people deceased in 71 BC, Spartacus ranks 1After him are Gannicus, and Marcus Antonius Creticus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Spartacus ranks 26 out of 1,024Before him are Sappho (-630), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921), Protagoras (-486), Thucydides (-460), and Bayezid II (1447). After him are Phidias (-490), Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478), Xenophon (-430), Demosthenes (-384), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), and Leonidas I (-540).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Spartacus ranks 2Before him are Alexander the Great (-356). After him are Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Themistocles (-524), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), Parmenion (-400), and Mardonius (-600).