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Eparchius Avitus (c. 390 – 457) was Roman emperor of the West from July 455 to October 456. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Avitus has received more than 323,467 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Avitus is the 1,091st most popular politician (down from 1,048th in 2019), the 414th most popular biography from France (down from 391st in 2019) and the 98th most popular French Politician.

Avitus is most famous for being the first Roman emperor to be deposed by his own army.

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  • 2.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Avitus ranks 1,091 out of 15,710Before him are Psamtik I, Ptolemy III Euergetes, Polycrates, Ferdinand VI of Spain, Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, and Charles II, Archduke of Austria. After him are Daoguang Emperor, Frederick II of Denmark, Túpac Amaru, Wang Mang, John McCain, and Khalid of Saudi Arabia.

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Among people born in 395, Avitus ranks 1After him are Dengizich and Hydatius. Among people deceased in 457, Avitus ranks 3Before him are Merovech and Marcian. After him are Yazdegerd II, Pelagia, Aioulf, and Proterius of Alexandria.

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In France

Among people born in France, Avitus ranks 414 out of 5,234Before him are Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), Charles Le Brun (1619), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Pierre Laval (1883), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), and Auguste Escoffier (1847). After him are Giambologna (1529), Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805), Hector Malot (1830), Théodore Rousseau (1812), and Jacques Tati (1907).


Among politicians born in France, Avitus ranks 98Before him are Édouard Daladier (1884), Jean Monnet (1888), Letizia Ramolino (1750), Dagobert I (611), Robert I of France (860), and Pierre Laval (1883). After him are Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Lothair of France (941), Aristide Briand (1862), Louis, Dauphin of France (1729), Camille Desmoulins (1760), and Antoine of Navarre (1518).