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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. He is chiefly remembered for his connection to Charlemagne, who married his daughter and conquered his realm. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Desiderius has received more than 183,105 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Desiderius is the 1,965th most popular politician (down from 1,850th in 2019), the 734th most popular biography from Italy (down from 672nd in 2019) and the 136th 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 1,965 out of 15,710Before him are Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, William II of Sicily, Raisa Gorbacheva, Hostilian, Sigismund of Burgundy, and Beyhan Sultan. After him are Maymunah bint al-Harith, Louise of Orléans, Khasekhemwy, Donald Rumsfeld, François Ravaillac, and Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

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Among people born in 710, Desiderius ranks 4Before him are Rabia of Basra, Saint Walpurga, and Carloman. After him are Krum, Antipope Constantine II, Aureolus of Aragon, and Sevar of Bulgaria. 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 734 out of 4,088Before him are Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), Angela Merici (1474), Giovanni Agnelli (1866), William II of Sicily (1153), Richard Rogers (1933), and Bernardo Provenzano (1933). After him are Louise of Orléans (1812), Persius (34), Rosso Fiorentino (1494), Maria Luisa of Spain (1745), Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), and Fra Dolcino (1250).


Among politicians born in Italy, Desiderius ranks 136Before him are Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769), Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562), Vannozza dei Cattanei (1442), Catherine Cornaro (1454), Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), and William II of Sicily (1153). After him are Louise of Orléans (1812), Maria Luisa of Spain (1745), Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Henry of Germany (1211), Gianni Agnelli (1921), and Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat (1150).