109 BC - 71 BC


Spartacus (Greek: Σπάρτακος Spártakos; Latin: Spartacus; c. 111–71 BC) was a Thracian gladiator who, along with Crixus, Gannicus, Castus, and Oenomaus, was one of the escaped slave leaders in the Third Servile War, a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. Little is known about him beyond the events of the war, and surviving historical accounts are sometimes contradictory and may not always be reliable. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Spartacus has received more than 7,297,287 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Spartacus ranks 6 out of 1,194Before him are Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Timur, and Charles de Gaulle. After him are Chiang Kai-shek, Charles Martel, Erwin Rommel, Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, and Themistocles.

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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 10 out of 698Before him are Socrates (-470), Pythagoras (-570), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), Epicurus (-341), and Sophocles (-497). After him are Pericles (-494), El Greco (1541), Aeschylus (-525), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Aristophanes (-448), and Democritus (-460).