List of Famous people named Alexander
Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king (basileus) of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of 20. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through western Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders.
Alexander Hamilton was an American statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker, and economist. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation's financial system, the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and the New York Post newspaper. As the first secretary of the treasury, Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of George Washington's administration. He took the lead in the federal government's funding of the states' debts, as well as establishing the nation's first two de facto central banks, the Bank of North America and the First Bank of the United States, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. His vision included a strong central government led by a vigorous executive branch, a strong commercial economy, government-controlled banks, support for manufacturing, and a strong military.
Alexander Borisovich Gradsky is a Russian rock singer, bard, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He was one of the earliest performers of rock music in Russia. His diverse repertoire includes rock 'n' roll, traditional folk songs performed with a rock twist, and operatic arias. He has composed two rock operas and numerous songs including soundtrack music for several films.
Alexander Nikolayevich Vertinsky was Russian and Soviet artist, poet, singer, composer, cabaret artist and actor who exerted seminal influence on the Russian tradition of artistic singing.
Alexander "Sascha" Zverev is a German professional tennis player. He has been ranked as high as No. 3 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and has been a permanent fixture in the top 10 since July 2017. Zverev was the champion at the 2018 ATP Finals, making him the youngest winner at the year-end championship in a decade. He is one of just two active players outside of the Big Four with three ATP Masters 1000 titles. Zverev has won 13 ATP titles in singles and two in doubles. He reached his first Grand Slam final at the 2020 US Open, finishing runner-up to Dominic Thiem.
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet, and the founder of modern Russian literature.
Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He played Brad "Iceman" Colbert in the miniseries Generation Kill (2008) and Eric Northman in the television series True Blood (2008–2014). His role as Perry Wright in the television series Big Little Lies (2017–2019) earned him several accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He has also appeared in the films Melancholia (2011) and The Legend of Tarzan (2016).
Alexander Schallenberg is an Austrian diplomat, jurist and independent politician who has been serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz since 2019.
Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko or Alyaksandr Ryhoravich Lukashenka is a Belarusian politician and army officer who has served as the first and only president of Belarus since the establishment of the office 26 years ago, on 20 July 1994. Before launching his political career, Lukashenko worked as director of a state farm (sovkhoz), and served in the Soviet Border Troops and in the Soviet Army.
Alexander Volkanovski is an Australian professional mixed martial artist, currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the current UFC Featherweight Champion. Volkanovski is also a former Australian Fighting Championship (AFC) Featherweight champion. As of August 18, 2020, he is #6 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings.