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Find out more about the greatest Macedonians, including Alexander the Great, Justinian I, Blaže Koneski, Zoran Jolevski and Ljubčo Georgievski.
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Alexander the Great
(King of Macedonia from 336 BC to 323 BC)
Alexander the Great
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Birthdate: 0356
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pella, Greece
Died: May 31, 0323

Counted amongst the greatest military commanders of all times, Alexander the Great successfully created one of the largest empires—from Macedonia to Persia and India—of the ancient world. The son of King of Macedonia, Philip II, he ascended the throne at the age of 20 and achieved unprecedented success before he died at the age of 33.  

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Justinian I
(Byzantine Emperor)
Justinian I
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Birthdate: 0482 AD
Birthplace: Tauresium, Dardania, then part of Diocese of Dacia (in today's Republic of Macedonia
Died: November 14, 0565

Also known as Justinian the Great, Justinian I was the Eastern Roman emperor from 527 to 565. Even though he came from a peasant family, he was well educated in jurisprudence, theology, and Roman history. As emperor, he was known to be highly energetic and ambitious. He brought about several judicial reforms in his kingdom.

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Ptolemy I Soter
(Macedonian General)
Ptolemy I Soter
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Birthdate: 0367 BC
Birthplace: Macedon
Died: 0283 BC

Ptolemy I Soter was a trusted companion of Alexander the Great of the Kingdom of Macedon. He later became the pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt and was the founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty. He turned Egypt into a Hellenistic kingdom and Alexandria into a center of Greek culture. He is also credited to have built the Library of Alexandria.

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Goran Pandev
(Macedonian footballer)
Goran Pandev
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Strumica
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Cedi Osman
(Basketball player)
Cedi Osman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ohrid, North Macedonia Macedonia
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Toše Proeski
(Singer-songwriter)
Toše Proeski
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prilep, North Macedonia
Died: October 16, 2007
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Dejan Kulusevski
(Football player - winger, midfielder)
Dejan Kulusevski
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Rade Šerbedžija
(One of the Best Known Croatian Actors of the 1970s and 1980s)
Rade Šerbedžija
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Birthdate: July 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bunić, Croatia

Rade Šerbedžija is a Croatian actor, musician, and director. One of the best known Croatian actors of the 1970s and 1980s, Šerbedžija has also achieved international fame by appearing in popular films like Mission: Impossible 2, X-Men: First Class, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part 1. Rade Šerbedžija is considered one of the finest Croatian actors of his generation.

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Pero Antic
(Basketball player)
Pero Antic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skopje, Socialist Republic of Macedonia SR Macedonia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia SFR Yugoslavia
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Kiril Lazarov
(Handball player)
Kiril Lazarov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sveti Nikole, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
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Parmenion
(Macedonian Military General Who Served Under Alexander The Great and Philip II of Macedon)
Parmenion
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0400 BC
Birthplace: Macedonia, Greece
Died: 0330 BC

Parmenion was a Macedonian military general who served under Alexander the Great and Philip II of Macedon. Parmenion played an important role in the expansion of Macedonia under Philip II. He also fought alongside Alexander the Great in several battles such as the Battle of the Granicus, Battle of Issus, and Battle of Gaugamela. 

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Bo McCalebb
(Basketball player)
Bo McCalebb
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Alexander I of Macedon
(King of Macedon From 498 BC Until His Death in 454 BC)
Alexander I of Macedon
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Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0454 AD
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Branimir Štulić
(Yugoslav Musician Who was the Frontman of the Famous Yugoslav Rock Group 'Azra')
Branimir Štulić
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia

Branimir Štulić is a Yugoslav musician, singer, songwriter, and author. He is best known for his association with the famous Yugoslav rock group Azra, where he performed as the frontman. Renowned for his charismatic stage performances, Branimir Štulić often incorporated social commentary into his lyrics, becoming a cult figure in his home country.

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Kiro Gligorov
(Politician)
Kiro Gligorov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shtip, North Macedonia
Died: January 1, 2012
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Kaliopi
(singer-songwriter)
Kaliopi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ohrid, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
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Karolina Gočeva
(Musical artist)
Karolina Gočeva
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bitola, North Macedonia
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Antigonus I Monophthalmus
(The Founder of the Macedonian Antigonid Dynasty)
Antigonus I Monophthalmus
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0382 BC
Birthplace: Elimiotis, Greece
Died: 0301 BC

Macedonian king of the 4th century, Antigonus I Monophthalmus was initially a military general under Alexander the Great. He founded the Macedonian Antigonid dynasty and was known for his efficient military strategies. He is remembered for his role in the Wars of the Diadochi and has appeared in prominent historical fiction.

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Justin I
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 0450
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bederiana, near Scupi
Died: August 1, 0527
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Cassander
(King of Macedonia (305 – 297 BC))
Cassander
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Birthdate: 0355 AD
Birthplace: Macedonia
Died: 0297 AD
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Cleopatra of Macedon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0355 AD
Birthplace: Macedonia
Died: 0308 AD
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Romeo Travis
(Basketball player)
Romeo Travis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
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Filiz Ahmet
(Macedonian-Turkish Actress)
Filiz Ahmet
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Birthdate: April 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia

Filiz Ahmet is a Macedonian-Turkish actress known for playing Zarife and Nigar Kalfa in Elveda Rumeli and Muhteşem Yüzyıl respectively. Ahmet, who started her career as a stage actress, went on to establish herself as a prominent TV and film actress. The fact that Filiz Ahmet can speak multiple languages, including English, Albanian, and Swedish, has helped advance her career.

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Demetrius I of Macedon
(The King of Macedonia (294 BC – 288 BC))
Demetrius I of Macedon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0337 BC
Birthplace: Macedonia, Greece
Died: 0283 BC

Demetrius I of Macedon was a Macedonian military leader and nobleman. He is best remembered for serving as the king of Macedonia from 294 to 288 BC. The son of Stratonice and Antigonus I Monophthalmus, Demetrius was the first member from the Antigonid dynasty to rule Macedonia.  

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Blerim Destani
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Birthdate: April 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stolberg, Germany
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Antipater
(Regent of Macedonia (334–23))
Antipater
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Birthdate: 0400 AD
Birthplace: Macedonia
Died: 0319 AD
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Tijana Dapcevic
(Macedonian-Serbian Singer)
Tijana Dapcevic
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia

Tijana Dapcevic is a Macedonian-Serbian singer who represented Macedonia at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark. Tijana Dapčević has achieved immense popularity in Serbia and her songs have been covered by popular singers from countries like Poland and Croatia.

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Theodahad
(King)
Theodahad
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0480 AD
Died: 0536 AD
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Richard Hendrix
(Basketball player)
Richard Hendrix
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States
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Erdal Rakip
(Football midfielder)
Erdal Rakip
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 13, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Malmö, Sweden
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Tamara Todevska
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
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Philip V of Macedon
(King of Macedonia from 221 to 179 BC)
Philip V of Macedon
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Birthdate: 0238 AD
Birthplace: Pella, Macedonia
Died: 0179 AD
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Jana Burceska
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
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Natasa Petrovic
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Birthdate: August 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Štip, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
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Gjorgje Ivanov
(President)
Gjorgje Ivanov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valandovo
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Mesut Kurtis
(Singer)
Mesut Kurtis
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Skopje, Socialist Republic of Macedonia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now in North Macedonia)
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Esma Redžepova
(Vocalist)
Esma Redžepova
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skopje, Kingdom of Bulgaria
Died: December 11, 2016
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Branko Crvenkovski
(Prime Minister)
Branko Crvenkovski
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sarajevo
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Craterus
(Macedonian general)
Craterus
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0370 BC
Died: 0321 BC
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Sabina Ajrula
(Actress)
Sabina Ajrula
1
Birthdate: April 17, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
Died: August 10, 2021
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Nikola Gruevski
(Prime Minister)
Nikola Gruevski
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje
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Boris Trajkovski
(2nd President of Macedonia)
Boris Trajkovski
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Monospitovo, North Macedonia
Died: February 26, 2004
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Muharem Serbezovski
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Skopje, PR Macedonia, FPR Yugoslavia
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Vasil Garvanliev
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Strumica, North Macedonia
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Grigor Parlichev
(Bulgarian Writer, Educator and Translator Best Known for His Works ‘O Armatolos’ and ‘1762 leto’)
Grigor Parlichev
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 18, 1830
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ohrid, North Macedonia
Died: January 25, 1893

 Macedonian-Bulgarian writer, teacher and translator Grigor Parlichev is best-known for works like O Armatolos and 1762 leto. O Armatolos, written in Greek, won Parlichev 1st prize at Athens University Poetry Competition (1860). He held several academic positions, was an initiator of Bulgarian Men's High School of Thessaloniki, part of the Bulgarian Renaissance and since the late-1860’s wrote only in Bulgarian. 

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Nenad Dimitrijevic
(Basketball player)
Nenad Dimitrijevic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
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Goce Sedloski
(Macedonian soccer defender and coach known by 2010 as the most capped Macedonian footballer)
Goce Sedloski
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Golemo Konjari, North Macedonia
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Blaže Koneski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 7, 1993

Blaže Koneski was a Macedonian writer, poet, linguistic scholar, and literary translator. He made an immense contribution to the codification of the Macedonian language. Koneski also played a key role in shaping Macedonian literature, although he has been criticized for serbianizing the Macedonian language. During his career, he won many literary prizes, including the Njegoš prize and AVNOJ prize.

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Jasar Ahmedovski
(Serbian and Macedonian Singer)
Jasar Ahmedovski
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prilep, Socialist Republic of Macedonia SR Macedonia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia SFR Yugoslavia

Jasar Ahmedovski is a Serbian and Macedonian singer whose albums were released on a number of labels, including Diskos, Jugodisk, and Grand Production. Apart from his successful solo career, Jasar Ahmedovski is also renowned for his association with the popular Bosnian-Serbian music band, Južni Vetar. 

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Tuna
(Singer-songwriter)
Tuna
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia