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Aemilius Papinianus

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Aemilius Papinianus (Latin pronunciation: [ae̯ˈmɪliʊs paːpɪniˈaːnʊs]; Ancient Greek: Αἰμίλιος Παπινιανός; 142 CE–212 CE), simply rendered as Papinian () in English, was a celebrated Roman jurist, magister libellorum, attorney general (advocatus fisci) and, after the death of Gaius Fulvius Plautianus in 205 CE, praetorian prefect. Papinian was one of the most revered jurists in ancient Rome, as third year law students were given the title "Papinianistae" (meaning "they that are worthy to study Papinian"). In his time, he had been called "the Asylum of Right and Treasurer of the Laws". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aemilius Papinianus has received more than 50,315 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Aemilius Papinianus is the 11th most popular lawyer (down from 10th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Syria (up from 24th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Syrian Lawyer.

Aemilius Papinianus was a Roman jurist who is most famous for the compilation of the Digest or Pandects.

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Among lawyers, Aemilius Papinianus ranks 11 out of 68Before him are J. Edgar Hoover, Carlo Buonaparte, Gaius, Louis Renault, Henri La Fontaine, and Al-Nawawi. After him are Tobias Asser, Rudolf von Jhering, Tribonian, Raphael Lemkin, Peter Benenson, and Al-Qurtubi.

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Among people born in 142, Aemilius Papinianus ranks 1After him is Liu Biao. Among people deceased in 211, Aemilius Papinianus ranks 3Before him are Septimius Severus and Geta.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Aemilius Papinianus ranks 20 out of 181Before him are Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Al-Nawawi (1233), Julia Domna (160), John Climacus (579), and Iamblichus (245). After him are Al-Maʿarri (973), Ibn al-Nafis (1212), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (1292), Ananias of Damascus (100), and Musa ibn Nusayr (640).

Among LAWYERS In Syria

Among lawyers born in Syria, Aemilius Papinianus ranks 2Before him are Al-Nawawi (1233).