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Domitian (, də-MISH-ən, -⁠ee-ən; Latin: Domitianus; 24 October 51 – 18 September 96) was Roman emperor from 81 to 96. The son of Vespasian and the younger brother of Titus, his two predecessors on the throne, he was the last member of the Flavian dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Domitian has received more than 3,795,587 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Domitian is the 244th most popular politician (down from 226th in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from Italy (down from 94th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Italian Politician.

Domitian is most famous for being the emperor of Rome from 81-96 AD. He was the last emperor of the Flavian dynasty. Domitian was a ruthless ruler who was paranoid about his own safety. He is most famous for the persecution of Christians, and the building of the Colosseum.

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Among politicians, Domitian ranks 244 out of 19,576Before him are Empress Dowager Cixi, Şehzade Mustafa, Suleiman II, Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Leonidas I, and Muhammad Ali of Egypt. After him are Muawiyah I, Cleisthenes, Ferdinand I of Austria, António Guterres, Charles II of Spain, and Louis XI of France.

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Among people born in 51, Domitian ranks 1 Among people deceased in 96, Domitian ranks 1After him are Quintilian, Joseph of Arimathea, and Statius.

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Among people born in Italy, Domitian ranks 100 out of 5,161Before him are Antonio Stradivari (1644), Pope Paul VI (1897), Toto Cutugno (1943), Bud Spencer (1929), Pope Leo X (1475), and Amedeo Modigliani (1884). After him are Pope Pius III (1439), Pope Gregory VII (1020), Tintoretto (1518), Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), Pliny the Elder (23), and Antoninus Pius (86).


Among politicians born in Italy, Domitian ranks 20Before him are Vespasian (9), Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Titus (41), Mark Antony (-83), Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600), and Sonia Gandhi (1946). After him are Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), Antoninus Pius (86), Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Numa Pompilius (-753), Brutus the Younger (-85), and Sulla (-138).