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Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus (born Gaius Octavius; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14), also known as Octavian (Latin: Octavianus), was the founder of the Roman Empire. He reigned as the first Roman emperor from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. The reign of Augustus initiated an imperial cult, as well as an era of imperial peace (the Pax Romana or Pax Augusta) in which the Roman world was largely free of armed conflict (aside from expansionary wars and the Year of the Four Emperors, which occurred after Augustus' reign). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augustus has received more than 20,526,614 page views. His biography is available in 197 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 190 in 2019). Augustus is the 13th most popular politician (down from 9th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Italy 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 13 out of 19,576Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent, Joseph Stalin, Thomas Jefferson, Saladin, Vladimir Lenin, and Jimmy Carter. After him are Richard Nixon, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Cleopatra, David, Henry Kissinger, and Commodus.

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

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Among people born in Italy, Augustus ranks 9 out of 5,161Before him are Galileo Galilei (1564), Christopher Columbus (1451), Julius Caesar (-100), Michelangelo (1475), Archimedes (-287), and Dante Alighieri (1265). After him are Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Commodus (161), and Thomas Aquinas (1225).


Among politicians born in Italy, Augustus ranks 2Before him are Julius Caesar (-100). After him are Commodus (161), Benito Mussolini (1883), Cicero (-106), Nero (37), Marcus Aurelius (121), Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Caligula (12), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Silvio Berlusconi (1936), and Pontius Pilate (-12).