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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus "Caracalla" (; born Lucius Septimius Bassianus, 4 April 188 – 8 April 217) was Roman emperor from 198 to 217. He was a member of the Severan dynasty, the elder son of Emperor Septimius Severus and Empress Julia Domna. Proclaimed co-ruler by his father in 198, he continued to reign with his brother Geta, co-emperor from 209, after their father's death in 211. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caracalla has received more than 2,407,267 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Caracalla is the 192nd most popular politician (down from 151st in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from France (down from 74th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Politician.

Caracalla was most famous for the Edict of Caracalla, which granted Roman citizenship to all free men in the Roman Empire.

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Among politicians, Caracalla ranks 192 out of 15,577Before him are Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Salman of Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump, Leonidas I, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Louis the Pious. After him are Salvador Allende, Klemens von Metternich, Titus, Edward IV of England, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha.

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Among people born in 188, Caracalla ranks 1 Among people deceased in 217, Caracalla ranks 1After him are Pope Zephyrinus, Julia Domna, and Judah ha-Nasi.

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Among people born in France, Caracalla ranks 82 out of 6,011Before him are Tacitus (54), Pope Urban II (1042), Marquis de Sade (1740), Gustave Courbet (1819), Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), and Louis the Pious (778). After him are Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749), Edward IV of England (1442), Louis Philippe I (1773), Charles X of France (1757), Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744), and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520).


Among politicians born in France, Caracalla ranks 18Before him are Francis I of France (1494), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Louis IX of France (1214), Henry III of France (1551), and Louis the Pious (778). After him are Edward IV of England (1442), Louis Philippe I (1773), Charles X of France (1757), Napoleon II (1811), Henry II of France (1519), and Philip V of Spain (1683).