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Elagabalus or Heliogabalus (c. 204 – 11 March 222), officially known as Antoninus, was Roman emperor from 218 to 222, while he was still a teenager. His short reign was conspicuous for sex scandals and religious controversy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elagabalus has received more than 2,393,268 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Elagabalus is the 275th most popular politician (up from 316th in 2019), the most popular biography from Syria (up from 51st in 2019) and the most popular Syrian Politician.

Elagabalus is most famous for his religious reforms, which included the introduction of a new god, Elagabal, to the Roman pantheon.

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Among politicians, Elagabalus ranks 275 out of 15,710Before him are Louis XVII of France, Matthias Corvinus, Clara Zetkin, António de Oliveira Salazar, Edward V of England, and Pompey. After him are Wu Zetian, Julian, Golda Meir, Khafra, Edward II of England, and Lee Kuan Yew.

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Among people born in 203, Elagabalus ranks 2Before him is Plotinus.  Among people deceased in 222, Elagabalus ranks 1After him are Ma Chao, Zhang Liao, Gan Ning, Huang Gai, Julia Soaemias, Bardaisan, Annia Faustina, and Hierocles.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Elagabalus ranks 1 out of 158After him are Hafez al-Assad (1930), John of Damascus (676), Zenobia (240), Yazid I (647), Philip the Arab (204), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Pope Anicetus (70), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Pope Gregory III (700), and John Climacus (579).


Among politicians born in Syria, Elagabalus ranks 1After him are Hafez al-Assad (1930), Zenobia (240), Yazid I (647), Philip the Arab (204), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), and Musa ibn Nusayr (640).