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Desiderius, also known as Daufer or Dauferius (born c. 720 – died c. 786), was king of the Lombards in northern Italy, ruling from 756 to 774. The Frankish king of renown, Charlemagne, married Desiderius's daughter and subsequently conquered his realm. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Desiderius has received more than 268,252 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Desiderius is the 1,735th most popular politician (up from 1,962nd in 2019), the 638th most popular biography from Italy (up from 734th in 2019) and the 111th most popular Italian Politician.

Desiderius Erasmus was a humanist scholar and theologian. He is most famous for his translation of the Bible into Latin, which was published in 1516.

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Among politicians, Desiderius ranks 1,735 out of 15,577Before him are Conrad I of Germany, Bernie Sanders, Yun Posun, Emperor Huizong of Song, Catherine Jagiellon, and Peter IV of Aragon. After him are Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Hiero II of Syracuse, Hu Yaobang, Publius Clodius Pulcher, Levi Eshkol, and Marie Walewska.

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Among people born in 710, Desiderius ranks 3Before him are Rabia of Basra and Carloman. After him are Saint Walpurga, Krum, Antipope Constantine II, Sevar of Bulgaria, and Aureolus of Aragon. Among people deceased in 786, Desiderius ranks 1After him are Al-Hadi, Abo of Tiflis, and Cynewulf of Wessex.

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Among people born in Italy, Desiderius ranks 638 out of 4,668Before him are Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860), Angela Merici (1474), Ornella Muti (1955), Agostino Carracci (1557), Fausto Cercignani (1941), and Pope John XIII (930). After him are Hiero II of Syracuse (-308), Publius Clodius Pulcher (-90), Giancarlo Giannini (1942), Giacomo Leopardi (1798), Giovanni Giustiniani (1418), and Lino Ventura (1919).


Among politicians born in Italy, Desiderius ranks 111Before him are Giulio Andreotti (1919), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Charles Edward Stuart (1720), Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), Bona Sforza (1494), and Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860). After him are Hiero II of Syracuse (-308), Publius Clodius Pulcher (-90), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769), Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (1666), and Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562).