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109 BC - 71 BC

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Spartacus (Greek: Σπάρτακος Spártakos; Latin: Spartacus; c. 103–71 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 10,190,126 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Spartacus is the 7th most popular military personnel (down from 5th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Greece (down from 8th 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 7 out of 1,468Before him are Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Timur, Charles de Gaulle, and Karl Dönitz. After him are Erwin Rommel, Charles Martel, Adolf Eichmann, Themistocles, William Wallace, and Khalid ibn al-Walid.

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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 16 out of 936Before him are Democritus (-460), Epicurus (-341), Pericles (-494), Kösem Sultan (1590), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921), and Aeschylus (-525). After him are Aristophanes (-448), Euripides (-480), Protagoras (-486), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Sappho (-630), and Plutarch (46).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Spartacus ranks 2Before him are Alexander the Great (-356). After him are Themistocles (-524), Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Hephaestion (-356), Cimon (-510), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), and Parmenion (-400).