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Aioulf or Ag(r)iwulf (died June 457) was an obscure king of Galicia from 456. In 448, after eight years in captivity, the Roman ambassador Censorius was executed by one Agiulf at Seville (Hispalis). This Agiulf has sometimes been identified with Aioulf.According to the local and contemporary chronicler Hydatius, after the sack of Braga and the execution of Rechiar, the previous Suevic king, by the Visigoths, the Gothic king, Theodoric II, led his army south into Lusitania while one of his commanders, Aioulf, deserted him and remained behind in Galicia hoping to make himself king of the Sueves there.However, the later, Pannonian historian Jordanes records that Aioulf was a Warnic cliens (retainer) of Theodoric appointed by the king to administer the Suevi and who, being provoked by the Suevi themselves, sought to make himself king but was defeated by Theodoric's army in the first engagement, captured, and executed. According to E. A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aioulf has received more than 18,663 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Aioulf is the 8,606th most popular politician (down from 8,117th in 2019), the 783rd most popular biography from Spain (down from 764th in 2019) and the 276th most popular Spanish Politician.

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Among politicians, Aioulf ranks 8,606 out of 15,577Before him are Pierre d'Aubusson, José Manuel Balmaceda, Duke John Albert of Mecklenburg, Sophia Albertina, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, and Wakatsuki Reijirō. After him are Achaemenes, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, Conrad II, Duke of Bohemia, Werner I, Count of Klettgau, Hanns Kerrl, and Count Kasimir Felix Badeni.

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Among people born in 400, Aioulf ranks 47Before him are Asclepigenia, Flavius Bauto, Nepotianus, Justina, Juvencus, and Eusebia. After him are Victor, Mallobaudes, Varazdat, Respendial, Calcidius, and Arshak II. Among people deceased in 457, Aioulf ranks 6Before him are Merovech, Marcian, Avitus, Yazdegerd II, and Pelagia. After him is Proterius of Alexandria.

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Among people born in Spain, Aioulf ranks 783 out of 2,932Before him are Bera, Count of Barcelona (770), Santiago Cañizares (1969), Joseph Oller (1839), Toda of Pamplona (876), Yolande of Aragon, Duchess of Calabria (1273), and Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera (1866). After him are Salvador de Madariaga (1886), Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga (1956), Wifred II, Count of Barcelona (900), Melchor Cano (1509), Ruy López de Villalobos (1500), and Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz (1606).


Among politicians born in Spain, Aioulf ranks 276Before him are Sunifred, Count of Barcelona (805), Alejandro Lerroux (1864), Constanza Manuel (1315), Ismail I of Granada (1279), Bera, Count of Barcelona (770), and Yolande of Aragon, Duchess of Calabria (1273). After him are Wifred II, Count of Barcelona (900), Juan O'Donojú (1762), Emilio Castelar (1832), Jordi Pujol (1930), Lucius Cornelius Balbus (-100), and Juan Belmonte (1892).