Famous Greek Emperors & Kings

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 1 Philip II of Macedon

Philip II of Macedon
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Famous As: King of Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon
Birthdate: 0382 BC
Birthplace: Pella, Greece
Died: 0336 BC

Philip II of Macedon reigned as the king of Macedon from 359 BC to 336 BC. He is credited with reforming the Ancient Macedonian army, which helped secure several victories on the battlefield. Under his reign, the kingdom of Macedonia conquered and dominated Ancient Greece. He was succeeded by his son, Alexander the Great.

 2 Constantine I

Constantine I
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Famous As: King of Greece (1913-1917)
Birthdate: August 2, 1868
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: January 11, 1923
Constantine I reigned as the king of Greece from 1913 to 1917 and again from 1920 to 1922. He led the Greek army during the Balkan Wars of 1912–1913. The National Schism was a result of his disagreement with Eleftherios Venizelos on whether Greece should join World War I.
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 3 Constantine II of Greece

Constantine II of Greece
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: June 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Psychiko, Greece

 4 Seleucus I Nicator

Seleucus I Nicator
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0359 BC
Birthplace: Orestis
Died: 0281 BC

Seleucus I Nicator was Alexander the Great’s right hand in his fight against Porus in India. He became the Babylonian governor after Alexander’s death and eventually formed the Seleucid empire. His conflict with Chandragupta Maurya ended with a marital alliance, and he secured his ties by sending Megasthenes to Pataliputra.

 5 George II of Greece

George II of Greece
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Famous As: King of Greece (1922-1924)
Birthdate: July 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tatoi Palace, Greece
Died: April 1, 1947

George II of Greece was the King of Greece for two terms, from 1922 to 1924 and from 1935 to 1947. He was the eldest son of King Constantine I and his wife, Sophia of Prussia. He reigned during a tumultuous time in Greek history.  Upon his death, he was succeeded by his younger brother, Paul.

 6 Maximinus Thrax

Maximinus Thrax
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 0173 AD
Birthplace: Sopianae, Valeria Thrace
Died: May 10, 0238

Maximinus Thrax reigned as Roman emperor from 235 until his death in 238. The accession of Maximinus is generally viewed as the beginning of the Imperial Crisis. Hence, he is often called a barracks emperor of the 3rd century. He died during the Siege of Aquileia when he was assassinated by soldiers of the Legio II Parthica.

 7 Antiochus IV Epiphanes

Antiochus IV Epiphanes
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Famous As: Macedonian Hellenistic King
Birthdate: 0215 BC
Died: 0164 BC

Antiochus IV Epiphanes reigned over the Seleucid Empire as a Hellenistic king from 175 BC to 164 BC. The first successful usurper of the Seleucid Empire, Antiochus' rise to power set an example for aspiring rulers of subsequent generations. His often eccentric behavior, such as appearing unannounced in the public bath houses, earned him the nickname, The Mad One.

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 8 Croesus

Croesus
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0595 BC
Died: 0547 BC

Croesus reigned as the king of Lydia from 560 BC to 546 BC. Renowned for his wealth, Croesus ruled over a prosperous kingdom and is remembered for issuing the first genuine gold coins for general circulation. Croesus' defeat at the hands of Cyrus II of Persia in 546 BC had a great effect on the Greeks.

 9 Alexander of Greece

Alexander of Greece
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: August 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tatoi Royal Palace, Greece
Died: October 25, 1920

 10 Paul of Greece

Paul of Greece
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Famous As: King of Greece (1947-1964)
Birthdate: December 14, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tatoi Palace, Greece
Died: March 6, 1964

Paul of Greece served as the King of Greece from 1947 to 1964. Before succeeding to the throne, Paul trained as an army officer and then worked in an aircraft factory. As the king, he helped rebuild Greece's diplomatic and trade links after the end of the Greek Civil War.

 11 Pelops

Pelops
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Greece

 12 Peisistratos

Peisistratos
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0608 BC
Birthplace: Athens
Died: 0527 BC

 13 Demetrius I of Macedon

Demetrius I of Macedon
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: 0337 BC
Birthplace: Macedonia, Greece
Died: 0283 BC

 14 Philip V of Macedon

Philip V of Macedon
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0238 BC
Birthplace: Pella
Died: 0179 BC

 15 John V Palaiologos

John V Palaiologos
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: June 18, 1332
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dhidhimótikhon, Greece
Died: February 16, 1391

 16 Cleomenes I

Cleomenes I
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sparta
Died: 0489 BC

 17 Andronikos II Palaiologos

Andronikos II Palaiologos
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: March 25, 1259
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nicaea
Died: February 13, 1332

 18 Ptolemy III Euergetes

Ptolemy III Euergetes
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Birthplace: Kos
Died: 0222 AD

 19 Gülnuş Sultan

Gülnuş Sultan
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Famous As: Sultan
Birthdate: 1642 AD
Birthplace: Rethimno, Greece
Died: November 6, 1715

 20 Kubrat

Kubrat
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0605 AD
Died: 0665 AD

 21 Amyntas III of Macedon

Amyntas III of Macedon
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Macedonia
Died: 0370 AD

 22 John VI Cantacuzenus

John VI Cantacuzenus
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Famous As: Byzantine emperor
Birthdate: 1292 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Byzantine Empire
Died: June 15, 1383

 23 Admetus

Admetus
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 24 John III Ducas Vatatzes

John III Ducas Vatatzes
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Famous As: Emperor of Nicaea
Birthdate: 1193 AD
Birthplace: Didymoteicho , Greece
Died: November 3, 1254

 25 Archidamus II

Archidamus II
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sparta, Greece
Died: 0427 AD

 26 Nabis

Nabis
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Famous As: Ruler of Sparta
Birthdate: 0230 AD
Birthplace: Sparta
Died: 0192 AD

 27 Cleomenes III

Cleomenes III
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0260 AD
Birthplace: Sparta, Greece
Died: 0219 AD

 28 Romanus III Argyrus

Romanus III Argyrus
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Famous As: Byzantine emperor
Birthdate: 0968 AD
Birthplace: Hierapolis, Turkey
Died: April 11, 1034

 29 Demaratus

Demaratus
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sparta, Greece
Died: 0491 AD

 30 Eucratides

Eucratides
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Famous As: king of Bactria
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Central Asia
Died: 0145 AD

 31 Agis II

Agis II
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Famous As: King of Sparta
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sparta
Died: 0401 AD

 32 Antiochus V

Antiochus V
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0173 BC
Birthplace: Greek
Died: 0161 BC

 33 Agis III

Agis III
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Famous As: King of Sparta
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Greece
Died: 0331 AD

 34 Euthydemus I

Euthydemus I
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0260 AD
Birthplace: Magnesia, Greek
Died: 0200 AD

 35 Cypselus

Cypselus
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Famous As: Tyrant
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Corinth, Greece
Died: 0627 AD

 36 Demetrius II Aetolicus

Demetrius II Aetolicus
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0275 AD
Birthplace: Macedonia, Greece
Died: 0229 AD

 37 Histiaeus

Histiaeus
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Miletus Ancient Theater, Turkey
Died: 0494 AD

 38 Leotychidas

Leotychidas
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Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: 0545 AD
Birthplace: Sparta, Greece
Died: 0469 AD

 39 Agis I

Agis I
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Famous As: King of Sparta
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sparta

 40 Agis IV

Agis IV
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Famous As: King of Sparta
Birthdate: 0265 AD
Birthplace: Sparta
Died: 0241 AD

 41 Bohemond IV

Bohemond IV
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Famous As: prince of Antioch
Birthdate: November 30, 1175
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greek
Died: 1233 AD

 42 Hiero I of Syracuse

Hiero I of Syracuse
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Famous As: Tyrant of Syracuse
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Not Known
Died: 0466 AD

 43 Antiochus IX Cyzicenus

Antiochus IX Cyzicenus
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0135 BC
Died: 0096 BC

 44 Ptolemy Keraunos

Ptolemy Keraunos
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0318 BC
Birthplace: Pella, Greece
Died: 0279 BC

 45 Theron of Acragas

Theron of Acragas
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Famous As: Tyrant
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Not known
Died: 0473 AD

 46 Antiochus VI Dionysus

Antiochus VI Dionysus
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Famous As: king
Birthdate: 0148 BC
Birthplace: Seleucid kingdom
Died: 0138 BC

 47 Eumenes I

Eumenes I
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Famous As: Ruler of Pergamum
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Greek
Died: 0241 AD

 48 Archidamus III

Archidamus III
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Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sparta, Greece
Died: 0388 AD

 49 Pheidon

Pheidon
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0700 AD
Birthplace: Argos, Greece
Died: 0660 AD

 50 Cleisthenes Of Sicyon

Cleisthenes Of Sicyon
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Famous As: Tyrant
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Greece