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Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus ( KLAW-dee-əs; 1 August 10 BC – 13 October AD 54) was the fourth Roman emperor, ruling from AD 41 to 54. A member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, Claudius was born to Drusus and Antonia Minor at Lugdunum in Roman Gaul, where his father was stationed as a military legate. He was the first Roman emperor to be born outside Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claudius has received more than 4,775,598 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Claudius is the 107th most popular politician (up from 113th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from France (up from 50th in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Politician.

Claudius is most famous for being the emperor of Rome from 41-54 AD. He was the last emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, and the last emperor to rule over a united Roman Empire.

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Among politicians, Claudius ranks 107 out of 15,710Before him are Cleopatra, Herod the Great, Muammar Gaddafi, Hirohito, Philip IV of France, and Xerxes I. After him are George Washington, Isabella I of Castile, Pepin the Short, Murad III, Yasser Arafat, and Mark Antony.

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Among people born in 10 BC, Claudius ranks 2Before him is Mary Magdalene. After him are James, son of Alphaeus and Lucius Vitellius the Elder. Among people deceased in 54, Claudius ranks 1After him are Domitia Lepida the Younger, Tiberius Claudius Narcissus, Stachys the Apostle, Ban Biao, and Caratacus.

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Among people born in France, Claudius ranks 47 out of 5,234Before him are Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Coco Chanel (1883), Édouard Manet (1832), Philip IV of France (1268), Eugène Delacroix (1798), and Claude Debussy (1862). After him are Michel de Montaigne (1533), Gustave Flaubert (1821), André-Marie Ampère (1775), Auguste Rodin (1840), Pierre de Coubertin (1863), and Louis XIII of France (1601).


Among politicians born in France, Claudius ranks 11Before him are Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), and Philip IV of France (1268). After him are Louis XIII of France (1601), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Louis the Pious (778), Francis I of France (1494), Caracalla (188), and Henry III of France (1551).