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Lucius Sergius Catilina (c. 108 BC – January 62 BC), known in English as Catiline (), was a Roman politician and soldier, best known for instigating the Catilinarian conspiracy, a failed attempt to violently seize control of the Roman state in 63 BC. Born to an ancient patrician family, he joined Sulla during Sulla's civil war and profited from Sulla's purges of his political enemies, becoming a wealthy man. In the early 60s BC, he served as praetor and then as governor of Africa (67 – 66 BC). Upon his return to Rome, he attempted to stand for the consulship but was rebuffed; he then was beset with legal challenges over alleged corruption in Africa and his actions during Sulla's proscriptions (83 – 82 BC). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catiline has received more than 755,411 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Catiline is the 621st most popular politician (down from 620th in 2019), the 277th most popular biography from Italy (down from 274th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Italian Politician.

Catiline is most famous for being the man who attempted to overthrow the Roman Republic in 63 BC.

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Among politicians, Catiline ranks 621 out of 15,577Before him are Chun Doo-hwan, Charles the Simple, Khufu, Juliana of the Netherlands, Amenhotep I, and Chandragupta Maurya. After him are Nurhaci, Elena Ceaușescu, George I of Greece, Umar II, Gustaf V of Sweden, and Sennacherib.

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Among people born in 109 BC, Catiline ranks 2Before him is Spartacus. After him is Gaius Marius the Younger. Among people deceased in 62 BC, Catiline ranks 1

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Catiline ranks 277 out of 4,668Before him are Tommaso Campanella (1568), Pope Eugene III (1080), Pope Adrian I (700), Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810), Pope Alexander I (100), and Pope Fabian (200). After him are Marsilio Ficino (1433), Paolo Uccello (1475), Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Pierre Cardin (1922), and Benvenuto Cellini (1500).


Among politicians born in Italy, Catiline ranks 44Before him are Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Sonia Gandhi (1946), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Valentinian III (419), Umberto II of Italy (1904), and Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810). After him are Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700), Tiberius Gracchus (-163), Charles IV of Spain (1748), Gaius Cassius Longinus (-87), Aldo Moro (1916), and Enrico Dandolo (1107).