Didius Julianus

133 - 193

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Marcus Didius Julianus (; 29 January 133 – 2 June 193) was Roman emperor from March to June 193, during the Year of the Five Emperors. Julianus had a promising political career, governing several provinces, including Dalmatia and Germania Inferior, and defeated the Chauci and Chatti, two invading Germanic tribes. He was even appointed to the consulship in 175 along with Pertinax as a reward, before being demoted by Commodus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Didius Julianus has received more than 1,764,915 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Didius Julianus is the 596th most popular politician (down from 505th in 2019), the 288th most popular biography from Italy (down from 240th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Italian Politician.

Didius Julianus was most famous for being the emperor of Rome for only three days. He was chosen by the Roman Senate to be emperor after the death of Pertinax.

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Among politicians, Didius Julianus ranks 596 out of 19,576Before him are Valens, Valentinian III, Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah, Juliana of the Netherlands, Æthelstan, and Aurelian. After him are Christian IV of Denmark, Hugo Chávez, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Alexander IV of Macedon, and Jeroboam.

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Among people born in 133, Didius Julianus ranks 1After him are Athenagoras of Athens, and Cai Yong. Among people deceased in 193, Didius Julianus ranks 2Before him is Pertinax. After him are Xiao He, Marcia, Tiberius Claudius Pompeianus, and Manlia Scantilla.

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Among people born in Italy, Didius Julianus ranks 288 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Boniface IV (550), Pope Honorius IV (1210), Pope Gelasius II (1062), Valentinian III (419), Pope Felix III (440), and Pope John VIII (820). After him are Pope Urban I (222), Duccio (1255), Messalina (17), Pope Sergius IV (970), Germanicus (-15), and Tommaso Campanella (1568).


Among politicians born in Italy, Didius Julianus ranks 43Before him are Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Lucius Verus (130), Umberto II of Italy (1904), Pertinax (126), Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700), and Valentinian III (419). After him are Umberto I of Italy (1844), Charles IV of Spain (1748), Maxentius (278), Catiline (-109), Giorgio Napolitano (1925), and Aldo Moro (1916).