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Caligula (; 31 August 12 – 24 January 41), formally known as Gaius (Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus), was the third Roman emperor, ruling from AD 37 to 41. The son of the popular Roman general Germanicus and Augustus's granddaughter Agrippina the Elder, Caligula was born into the first ruling family of the Roman Empire, conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caligula has received more than 9,086,869 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 45th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Caligula ranks 44 out of 14,801Before him are Louis XVI of France, Hurrem Sultan, Peter the Great, Leon Trotsky, Fidel Castro, and Huang Xianfan. After him are Martin Van Buren, Josip Broz Tito, Akhenaten, Marcus Aurelius, Hillary Clinton, and John F. Kennedy.

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

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Caligula ranks 23 out of 3,282Before him are Virgil (-70), Nero (37), Giordano Bruno (1548), Francis of Assisi (1182), Commodus (161), and Caravaggio (1571). After him are Ovid (-43), Marcus Aurelius (121), Amerigo Vespucci (1454), Petrarch (1304), Sandro Botticelli (1445), and Giovanni Boccaccio (1313).


Among politicians born in Italy, Caligula ranks 7Before him are Julius Caesar (-100), Augustus (-63), Benito Mussolini (1883), Cicero (-106), Nero (37), and Commodus (161). After him are Marcus Aurelius (121), Pontius Pilate (-12), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Tiberius (-42), Vespasian (9), and Mark Antony (-83).

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