161 - 192


Commodus (; 31 August 161 – 31 December 192) was Roman emperor jointly with his father Marcus Aurelius from 176 until his father's death in 180, and solely until 192. His reign is commonly considered to mark the end of the golden period of peace in the history of the Roman Empire known as the Pax Romana. He accompanied his father, Marcus, during the Marcomannic Wars in 172 and on a tour of the Eastern provinces in 176. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Commodus has received more than 6,723,866 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 35th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Commodus ranks 35 out of 14,801Before him are Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Victoria, Umar, Maria Theresa, Richard III of England, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Qin Shi Huang, Ronald Reagan, Louis XVI of France, Hurrem Sultan, Peter the Great, and Leon Trotsky.

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Among people born in 161, Commodus ranks 1After him are Liu Bei and Lü Bu. 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 21 out of 3,282Before him are Thomas Aquinas (1225), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Virgil (-70), Nero (37), Giordano Bruno (1548), and Francis of Assisi (1182). After him are Caravaggio (1571), Caligula (12), Ovid (-43), Marcus Aurelius (121), Amerigo Vespucci (1454), and Petrarch (1304).


Among politicians born in Italy, Commodus ranks 6Before him are Julius Caesar (-100), Augustus (-63), Benito Mussolini (1883), Cicero (-106), and Nero (37). After him are Caligula (12), Marcus Aurelius (121), Pontius Pilate (-12), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Tiberius (-42), and Vespasian (9).

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