109 BC - 71 BC

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Spartacus has received more than 8,713,306 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Spartacus is the 5th most popular military personnel (up from 6th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Greece (up from 10th 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 5 out of 1,466Before him are Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, and Timur. After him are Charles de Gaulle, Erwin Rommel, Karl Dönitz, Charles Martel, Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, and Chiang Kai-shek.

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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 8 out of 855Before him are Aristotle (-384), Plato (-427), Socrates (-470), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), and Pythagoras (-570). After him are Sophocles (-497), Epicurus (-341), Pericles (-494), Democritus (-460), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921), and El Greco (1541).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Spartacus ranks 2Before him are Alexander the Great (-356). After him are Themistocles (-524), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), and Parmenion (-400).