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Antinous (also Antinoüs, Latin: Antinous) or Antinoös (Ancient Greek: Ἀντίνοος, romanized: Antínoös; 27 November, c. 111 – before 30 October 130) was a Greek youth from Bithynia and a favourite beloved of the Roman emperor Hadrian. After his premature death before his twentieth birthday, Antinous was deified on Hadrian's orders, being worshipped in both the Greek East and Latin West, sometimes as a god (theos) and sometimes merely as a hero (ἥρως, hḗrōs).Little is known of Antinous's life, although it is known that he was born in Claudiopolis (present day Bolu, Turkey), in the Roman province of Bithynia et Pontus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antinous has received more than 1,715,299 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Antinous is the 64th most popular companion (down from 32nd in 2019), the 142nd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 95th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Turkish Companion.

Antinous was a beautiful young man who was the lover of the Roman emperor Hadrian. He drowned in the Nile River in 130 AD.

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Among companions, Antinous ranks 64 out of 687Before him are Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Catherine Parr, Bathsheba, Guinevere, Mordred, and Isabella of Portugal. After him are Maria Feodorovna, Katharina von Bora, Poppaea Sabina, Désirée Clary, Sepp Dietrich, and Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France.

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Among people born in 111, Antinous ranks 1 Among people deceased in 130, Antinous ranks 1After him are Apollodorus of Damascus, Emperor Keikō, Publius Juventius Celsus, and Marinus of Tyre.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Antinous ranks 142 out of 1,128Before him are Michael II (770), Balbinus (178), Stilicho (359), Simeon Stylites (389), Hecataeus of Miletus (-550), and Pope Vitalian (600). After him are Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1002), Polycarp (69), Anna Komnene (1083), Constantine V (718), Basil II (958), and Michael III (840).

Among COMPANIONS In Turkey

Among companions born in Turkey, Antinous ranks 4Before him are Helena (250), Mihrimah Sultan (1522), and Aspasia (-470). After him are Hecuba (null), Gülfem Hatun (1500), Malhun Hatun (1350), Pulcheria (399), Licinia Eudoxia (422), Anna Porphyrogenita (963), Agnes of Antioch (1153), and Irene Angelina (1181).