63 BC - 14

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Caesar Augustus (23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14), also known as Octavian, was the first Roman emperor, reigning from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. His status as the founder of the Roman Principate (the first phase of the Roman Empire) has consolidated a legacy as one of the most effective leaders in human history. The reign of Augustus initiated an era of relative peace known as the Pax Romana. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augustus has received more than 14,194,927 page views. His biography is available in 185 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 183 in 2019). Augustus is the 6th most popular politician (up from 8th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Italy (up from 9th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Politician.

Augustus is most famous for being the first emperor of Rome.

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Among politicians, Augustus ranks 6 out of 15,710Before him are Napoleon, Julius Caesar, Adolf Hitler, Donald Trump, and Louis XIV of France. After him are Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and Elizabeth I of England.

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Among people born in 63 BC, Augustus ranks 1After him are Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Didymus Chalcenterus, and Pacorus I. Among people deceased in 14, Augustus ranks 1After him are Julia the Elder, Agrippa Postumus, Parthenius of Nicaea, Lucius Aemilius Paullus, Paullus Fabius Maximus, and Marcus Plautius Silvanus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Augustus ranks 8 out of 4,088Before him are Julius Caesar (-100), Galileo Galilei (1564), Marco Polo (1254), Michelangelo (1475), Christopher Columbus (1451), and Archimedes (-287). After him are Dante Alighieri (1265), Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Benito Mussolini (1883), and Thomas Aquinas (1225).


Among politicians born in Italy, Augustus ranks 2Before him are Julius Caesar (-100). After him are Benito Mussolini (1883), Cicero (-106), Commodus (161), Nero (37), Marcus Aurelius (121), Caligula (12), Pontius Pilate (-12), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Tiberius (-42), and Mark Antony (-83).