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Commodus (; 31 August 161 – 31 December 192) was a Roman emperor who ruled from 177 to 192. He served jointly with his father Marcus Aurelius from 177 until the latter's death in 180, and thereafter he reigned alone until his assassination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Commodus has received more than 9,782,640 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia. Commodus is the 31st most popular politician (down from 26th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Italy (down from 17th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Politician.

Commodus is most famous for his involvement in the murder of his father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

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Among politicians, Commodus ranks 31 out of 15,577Before him are Cicero, Mikhail Gorbachev, Attila, Hurrem Sultan, Mao Zedong, and Queen Victoria. After him are Osman I, Abraham Lincoln, Qin Shi Huang, Louis XVI of France, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Justinian I.

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Among people born in 161, Commodus ranks 1After him are Lü Bu and Liu Bei. Among people deceased in 192, Commodus ranks 1After him are Dong Zhuo and Cai Yong.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Commodus ranks 18 out of 4,668Before him are Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Thomas Aquinas (1225), Benito Mussolini (1883), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Cicero (-106), and Virgil (-70). After him are Giordano Bruno (1548), Francis of Assisi (1182), Amerigo Vespucci (1454), Caravaggio (1571), Nero (37), and Ovid (-43).


Among politicians born in Italy, Commodus ranks 5Before him are Julius Caesar (-100), Augustus (-63), Benito Mussolini (1883), and Cicero (-106). After him are Nero (37), Marcus Aurelius (121), Caligula (12), Pontius Pilate (-12), Tiberius (-42), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), and Mark Antony (-83).