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Caesar Augustus (born Gaius Octavius; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14), also known as Octavian, was the first Roman emperor; he reigned from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. He is known for being the founder of the Roman Empire, and is considered one of the most successful leaders in human history. The reign of Augustus initiated an imperial cult as well as an era associated with 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augustus has received more than 17,492,900 page views. His biography is available in 190 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 185 in 2019). Augustus is the 9th most popular politician (down from 6th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Italy (down from 8th 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 9 out of 15,577Before him are Julius Caesar, Louis XIV of France, Joseph Stalin, Cleopatra, Vladimir Lenin, and Thomas Jefferson. After him are Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Vladimir Putin, Suleiman the Magnificent, David, and Saladin.

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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, Paullus Fabius Maximus, Lucius Aemilius Paullus, and Marcus Plautius Silvanus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Augustus ranks 9 out of 4,668Before him are Galileo Galilei (1564), Christopher Columbus (1451), Julius Caesar (-100), Archimedes (-287), Michelangelo (1475), and Dante Alighieri (1265). After him are Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Thomas Aquinas (1225), Benito Mussolini (1883), and Giuseppe Verdi (1813).


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), Tiberius (-42), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), and Mark Antony (-83).