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Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus (c. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Britannicus has received more than 382,902 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Britannicus is the 1,116th most popular politician (up from 1,196th in 2019), the 460th most popular biography from Italy (up from 482nd in 2019) and the 75th 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 1,116 out of 15,710Before him are Gustáv Husák, Habib Bourguiba, Jianwen Emperor, Klement Gottwald, John II Komnenos, and Abd el-Krim. After him are Zubayr ibn al-Awam, Roderic, Henry Clay, Al-Walid I, Chlothar II, and Constantine III.

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Among people born in 41, Britannicus ranks 2Before him is Titus. After him is Quintus Curtius Rufus. Among people deceased in 55, Britannicus ranks 1

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Britannicus ranks 460 out of 4,088Before him are Pope John IX (850), Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492), Brennus (-500), Pope Sergius IV (970), Umberto Boccioni (1882), and Queen Paola of Belgium (1937). After him are Fabio Capello (1946), Carlo Ponti (1912), Giorgio Agamben (1942), Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), Pope John XIV (1000), and Pontormo (1494).


Among politicians born in Italy, Britannicus ranks 75Before him are Dionysius I of Syracuse (-430), Amadeo I of Spain (1845), Octavia the Younger (-69), Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492), Brennus (-500), and Queen Paola of Belgium (1937). After him are Damocles (null), Claudia Octavia (40), Francesco I Sforza (1401), Trebonianus Gallus (206), Giorgio Napolitano (1925), and Totila (500).