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Procopius Anthemius (c. 420 – 11 July 472) was western Roman emperor from 467 to 472. Perhaps the last capable Western Roman Emperor, Anthemius attempted to solve the two primary military challenges facing the remains of the Western Roman Empire: the resurgent Visigoths, under Euric, whose domain straddled the Pyrenees; and the unvanquished Vandals, under Geiseric, in undisputed control of North Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthemius has received more than 333,093 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Anthemius is the 1,242nd most popular politician (down from 1,093rd in 2019), the 186th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 166th in 2019) and the 103rd most popular Turkish Politician.

Anthemius was a Roman general who was appointed by emperor Theodosius I to be the Western Roman Empire's praetorian prefect. He was famous for his victory over the Visigoths at the Battle of Frigidus in 394.

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Among politicians, Anthemius ranks 1,242 out of 15,710Before him are Masinissa, Marie François Sadi Carnot, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Cyrus I, Bolesław I the Brave, and János Kádár. After him are Xerxes II of Persia, Chulalongkorn, James Buchanan, Peter I of Portugal, Haakon IV of Norway, and Majorian.

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Among people born in 420, Anthemius ranks 2Before him is Pope Simplicius. After him are Majorian, Libius Severus, Orestes, Julia of Corsica, Thorismund, Valamir, and Rutilius Claudius Namatianus. Among people deceased in 472, Anthemius ranks 1After him are Olybrius and Ricimer.

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Among people born in Turkey, Anthemius ranks 186 out of 1,128Before him are Turgut Özal (1927), Andronikos III Palaiologos (1297), Philippikos Bardanes (700), Pancras of Rome (289), John VI Kantakouzenos (1292), and Romanos I Lekapenos (870). After him are Arrian (89), Michael I Cerularius (1005), Pope John V (635), Stateira II (-346), Alexios III Angelos (1153), and Briseis (null).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Anthemius ranks 103Before him are Justin II (520), Turgut Özal (1927), Andronikos III Palaiologos (1297), Philippikos Bardanes (700), John VI Kantakouzenos (1292), and Romanos I Lekapenos (870). After him are Stateira II (-346), Alexios III Angelos (1153), Briseis (null), Theodore I Laskaris (1174), John VII Palaiologos (1370), and Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca (1853).