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Didius Julianus

133 - 193

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Marcus Didius Julianus (; 29 January 133 or 137 – 2 June 193) was Roman emperor for nine weeks 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 1,382,071 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Didius Julianus is the 510th most popular politician (down from 385th in 2019), the 241st most popular biography from Italy (down from 188th in 2019) and the 37th 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 510 out of 15,577Before him are Frederick William I of Prussia, Abdulmejid II, Norodom Sihanouk, Anna of Russia, Moctezuma II, and Syngman Rhee. After him are Ludwig II of Bavaria, Aurelian, Constantine II of Greece, Fulgencio Batista, Zhou Enlai, and Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein.

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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, and Manlia Scantilla.

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Among people born in Italy, Didius Julianus ranks 241 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Siricius (334), Pope Benedict VIII (980), Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), Pietro Perugino (1446), Pope Celestine III (1106), and Padre Pio (1887). After him are Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Gianni Versace (1946), Pope Innocent VII (1339), Pope Felix I (300), Juvenal (50), and Michelangelo Antonioni (1912).


Among politicians born in Italy, Didius Julianus ranks 37Before him are Pompey (-106), Servius Tullius (-600), Vitellius (15), Pertinax (126), Otho (32), and Lucius Verus (130). After him are Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Sonia Gandhi (1946), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Valentinian III (419), Umberto II of Italy (1904), and Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810).