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Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (31 August 12 – 24 January 41), better known by his nickname Caligula (), was the third Roman emperor, ruling from 37 until his assassination in 41. He was the son of the Roman general Germanicus and Augustus' granddaughter Agrippina the Elder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caligula has received more than 13,312,257 page views. His biography is available in 108 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). Caligula is the 66th most popular politician (down from 49th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Italy (down from 27th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Italian Politician.

Caligula was the emperor of Rome from 37 to 41 AD. He is most famous for his cruelty and insatiable desire for power.

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Among politicians, Caligula ranks 66 out of 15,577Before him are Benjamin Franklin, Mehmed the Conqueror, Nicholas II of Russia, Henry Kissinger, John F. Kennedy, and Margaret Thatcher. After him are James K. Polk, Mary I of England, Hillary Clinton, Huang Xianfan, Muammar Gaddafi, and Ronald Reagan.

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Among people born in 12, Caligula ranks 1 Among people deceased in 41, Caligula ranks 1After him are Milonia Caesonia, Julia Drusilla, Cassius Chaerea, and Cunobeline.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Caligula ranks 28 out of 4,668Before him are Caravaggio (1571), Nero (37), Ovid (-43), Sandro Botticelli (1445), Marcus Aurelius (121), and Petrarch (1304). After him are Giovanni Boccaccio (1313), Alessandro Volta (1745), Florence Nightingale (1820), Niccolò Paganini (1782), Parmenides (-501), and Horace (-65).


Among politicians born in Italy, Caligula ranks 8Before him are Augustus (-63), Benito Mussolini (1883), Cicero (-106), Commodus (161), Nero (37), and Marcus Aurelius (121). After him are Pontius Pilate (-12), Tiberius (-42), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Mark Antony (-83), Vespasian (9), and Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194).