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Arcadius (Greek: Ἀρκάδιος Arkadios; c. 377 – 1 May 408) was Roman emperor from 383 to his death in 408. He was the eldest son of the Augustus Theodosius I (r. 379–395) and his first wife Aelia Flaccilla, and the brother of Honorius (r. 393–423). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arcadius has received more than 909,668 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Arcadius is the 437th most popular politician (up from 459th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Spain (down from 42nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Spanish Politician.

Arcadius was the Eastern Roman Emperor from 395 to 408. He was the son of Theodosius I and his first wife Aelia Flaccilla, and brother of Honorius. Arcadius was born in Hispania, the son of Theodosius I and Aelia Flaccilla, and brother of Honorius. Arcadius became emperor in January 395 after his father's death. He was the first emperor to be entirely raised in the Eastern Roman Empire.

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Over the past year Arcadius has had the most page views in the with 123,906 views, followed by Spanish (39,696), and Italian (24,285). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kurdish (Kurmanji) (792.96%), French (91.53%), and Swahili (79.55%)


Among politicians, Arcadius ranks 437 out of 19,576Before him are Horemheb, Pompey, Francis II of France, Servius Tullius, Björn Ironside, and Severus Alexander. After him are Osman III, Jiang Zemin, Artaxerxes I of Persia, Constantine II of Greece, Puyi, and Emperor Taizong of Tang.

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Among people born in 377, Arcadius ranks 1After him is Euthymius the Great. Among people deceased in 408, Arcadius ranks 1After him are Stilicho, and Serena.

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Among people born in Spain, Arcadius ranks 45 out of 3,355Before him are Luis Buñuel (1900), Charles III of Spain (1716), Pope Callixtus III (1379), Joan Fuster (1922), Montserrat Caballé (1933), and Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100). After him are Roland (736), Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617), Michael Servetus (1509), Pedro Almodóvar (1949), Isabella II of Spain (1830), and Francisco de Zurbarán (1598).


Among politicians born in Spain, Arcadius ranks 15Before him are Charles II of Spain (1661), Philip IV of Spain (1605), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Philip III of Spain (1578), Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886), and Charles III of Spain (1716). After him are Isabella II of Spain (1830), Abd al-Rahman III (889), Josep Borrell (1947), Ferdinand VII of Spain (1784), Alfonso XII of Spain (1857), and Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba (1507).