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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)
Alexander the Great
45
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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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
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ohrid, North Macedonia Macedonia
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Dejan Kulusevski
(Football player - winger, midfielder)
Dejan Kulusevski
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Toše Proeski
(Singer-songwriter)
Toše Proeski
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prilep, North Macedonia
Died: October 16, 2007
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Ptolemy I Soter
(Macedonian General)
Ptolemy I Soter
4
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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Pero Antic
(Basketball player)
Pero Antic
1
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
 9 
Cleopatra of Macedon
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0355 AD
Birthplace: Macedonia
Died: 0308 AD
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Parmenion
(Macedonian Military General Who Served Under Alexander The Great and Philip II of Macedon)
Parmenion
2
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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Kiril Lazarov
(Handball player)
Kiril Lazarov
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sveti Nikole, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
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Bo McCalebb
(Basketball player)
Bo McCalebb
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Rade Šerbedžija
(Croatian Actor, Musician, and Director)
Rade Šerbedžija
10
Birthdate: July 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bunić, Croatia
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Alexander I of Macedon
(King of Macedon From 498 BC Until His Death in 454 BC)
Alexander I of Macedon
1
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0454 AD
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Antigonus I Monophthalmus
(Macedonian general)
Antigonus I Monophthalmus
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0382 BC
Birthplace: Elimiotis, Greece
Died: 0301 BC
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Justin I
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 0450
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bederiana, near Scupi
Died: August 1, 0527
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Kiro Gligorov
(Politician)
Kiro Gligorov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shtip, North Macedonia
Died: January 1, 2012
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Filiz Ahmet
(Macedonian-Turkish Actress)
Filiz Ahmet
2
Birthdate: April 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
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Romeo Travis
(Basketball player)
Romeo Travis
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
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Kaliopi
(singer-songwriter)
Kaliopi
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ohrid, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
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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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Cassander
(King of Macedonia (305 – 297 BC))
Cassander
3
Birthdate: 0355 AD
Birthplace: Macedonia
Died: 0297 AD
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Gjorgje Ivanov
(President)
Gjorgje Ivanov
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valandovo
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Karolina Gočeva
(Musical artist)
Karolina Gočeva
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bitola, North Macedonia
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Richard Hendrix
(Basketball player)
Richard Hendrix
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States
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Craterus
(Macedonian general)
Craterus
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0370 BC
Died: 0321 BC
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Branimir Štulić
(Yugoslav Musician, Singer, Songwriter, and Author)
Branimir Štulić
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
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Antipater
(Regent of Macedonia (334–23))
Antipater
2
Birthdate: 0400 AD
Birthplace: Macedonia
Died: 0319 AD
 29 
Jana Burceska
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
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Vlado Taneski
(Serial killer)
Vlado Taneski
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Kichevo, North Macedonia
Died: June 23, 2008
 31 
Theodahad
(King)
Theodahad
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0480 AD
Died: 0536 AD
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Philip V of Macedon
(King of Macedonia from 221 to 179 BC)
Philip V of Macedon
2
Birthdate: 0238 AD
Birthplace: Pella, Macedonia
Died: 0179 AD
 33 
Blerim Destani
0
Birthdate: April 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stolberg, Germany
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Tamara Todevska
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
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Natasa Petrovic
0
Birthdate: August 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Štip, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
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Tijana Dapcevic
(Macedonian-Serbian Singer )
Tijana Dapcevic
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
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Mesut Kurtis
(Singer)
Mesut Kurtis
0
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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Branko Crvenkovski
(Prime Minister)
Branko Crvenkovski
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sarajevo
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Nikola Gruevski
(Prime Minister)
Nikola Gruevski
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje
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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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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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Vasil Garvanliev
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Strumica, North Macedonia
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Berenice I of Egypt
0
Birthdate: 0340 AD
Birthplace: Macedonia
Died: 0268 AD

Berenice I was the 2nd queen of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty and the wife of Ptolemy I Soter. Her first marriage was to a nobleman named Philip and a fake genealogy was made before her 2nd marriage, since she was of non-royal birth. She was also the mother of pharaoh Ptolemy II Philadelphus.

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Sashko Pandev
(Footballer striker)
Sashko Pandev
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Strumica, North Macedonia
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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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Nenad Dimitrijevic
(Basketball player)
Nenad Dimitrijevic
0
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
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Golemo Konjari, North Macedonia
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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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Grigor Parlichev
(Bulgarian Writer, Educator and Translator Best Known for His Works ‘O Armatolos’ and ‘1762 leto’)
Grigor Parlichev
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 18, 1830
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ohrid, North Macedonia
Died: January 25, 1893
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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.