250 BC - 202 BC

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Syphax (Ancient Greek: Σύφαξ, Sýphax; Punic: 𐤎𐤐𐤒, SPQ) was a king of the Masaesyli tribe of western Numidia (present-day Algeria) during the last quarter of the 3rd century BC. His story is told in Livy's Ab Urbe Condita (written c. 27–25 BC). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Syphax has received more than 171,629 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Syphax is the 2,980th most popular politician (down from 2,892nd in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Algeria (up from 27th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Algerian Politician.

Syphax was the king of the Masaesyli, a Numidian tribe in North Africa. He led the Numidian army against the Romans in the Second Punic War.

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Among politicians, Syphax ranks 2,980 out of 19,576Before him are Giovanni Giolitti, Mihailo Obrenović, Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Calchas, Zechariah of Israel, and Telipinu. After him are Caranus of Macedon, Emperor Sujin, King Huiwen of Qin, Bülent Ecevit, Kenneth MacAlpin, and Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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Among people born in 250 BC, Syphax ranks 4Before him are Bai Qi, Fusu, and Meng Tian. After him are Li Mu, Lian Po, Eumenes I, Touman, Chen Sheng, Lykourgos, Nicander, and Ariobarzanes of Pontus. Among people deceased in 202 BC, Syphax ranks 2Before him is Xiang Yu. After him are Hasdrubal Gisco, Maharbal, Sanghamitta, and Titus Manlius Torquatus.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Syphax ranks 25 out of 213Before him are Juba I of Numidia (-85), Martianus Capella (360), Daniel Auteuil (1950), Ptolemy of Mauretania (-9), Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (1933), and Jacques Rancière (1940). After him are Ferhat Abbas (1899), Bernard-Henri Lévy (1948), Abd al-Mu'min (1094), Marcel Cerdan (1916), Marlène Jobert (1940), and Assia Djebar (1936).

Among POLITICIANS In Algeria

Among politicians born in Algeria, Syphax ranks 12Before him are Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945), Houari Boumédiène (1932), Dihya (700), Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (1898), Juba I of Numidia (-85), and Ptolemy of Mauretania (-9). After him are Ferhat Abbas (1899), Abd al-Mu'min (1094), Marcel Cerdan (1916), Chadli Bendjedid (1929), Micipsa (-200), and Mohamed Boudiaf (1919).