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Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus (12 February AD 41 – 11 February AD 55), usually called Britannicus, was the son of Roman Emperor Claudius and his third wife, Valeria Messalina. For a time, he was considered his father's heir, but that changed after his mother's downfall in 48, when it was revealed she had engaged in a bigamous marriage without Claudius' knowledge. The next year, his father married Agrippina the Younger, Claudius' fourth and final marriage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Britannicus has received more than 658,300 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Britannicus is the 1,952nd most popular politician (down from 1,842nd in 2019), the 707th most popular biography from Italy (down from 679th in 2019) and the 125th most popular Italian Politician.

Britannicus is most famous for being the son of Claudius and Messalina, who was poisoned by his stepmother Agrippina.

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Among politicians, Britannicus ranks 1,952 out of 19,576Before him are Mahmoud al-Zahar, Michael D. Higgins, Nicolas Fouquet, Lapu-Lapu, Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus, and Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy. After him are Sophia Palaiologina, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Cleopatra V of Egypt, Claudia Octavia, Francisco Solano López, and Gülnuş Sultan.

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Among people born in 41, Britannicus ranks 3Before him are Titus, and Quintus Curtius Rufus.  Among people deceased in 55, Britannicus ranks 1

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Among people born in Italy, Britannicus ranks 707 out of 5,161Before him are Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), Arnolfo di Cambio (1240), Leonardo Bruni (1370), Pope Stephen V (850), Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia (1759), and Pope Theodore II (840). After him are Claudia Octavia (40), Quintus Sertorius (-126), John William Waterhouse (1849), Cassiodorus (487), Angela Merici (1474), and Renata Tebaldi (1922).


Among politicians born in Italy, Britannicus ranks 125Before him are Conrad of Montferrat (1146), Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562), Agathocles of Syracuse (-361), Pescennius Niger (135), Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), and Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia (1759). After him are Claudia Octavia (40), Quintus Sertorius (-126), Mario Monti (1943), Prince Napoléon Bonaparte (1822), Francis II of the Two Sicilies (1836), and William II of Sicily (1153).