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Eugenius (died 6 September 394) was a Western Roman emperor from 392 to 394, unrecognized by the Eastern Roman emperor Theodosius I. While Christian himself, Eugenius capitalized on the discontent in the West caused by Theodosius' religious policies targeting pagans. He renovated the pagan Temple of Venus and Roma and restored the Altar of Victory after continued petitions from the Roman Senate. Eugenius replaced Theodosius' administrators with men loyal to him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eugenius has received more than 244,634 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Eugenius is the 2,718th most popular politician (up from 3,106th in 2019).

Eugenius is most famous for his work in the field of reproductive health. He is credited with inventing the intrauterine device, or IUD, which is a contraceptive device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy.

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Among politicians, Eugenius ranks 2,718 out of 19,576Before him are Candaules, Mohammed Nadir Shah, Aristagoras, Petr Pavel, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, and Emperor Higashiyama. After him are Emperor Go-Kōmyō, William I of Sicily, Vladimír Mečiar, Richard of Cornwall, Nebra, and Richard Walther Darré.

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Among people born in 345, Eugenius ranks 3Before him are Jerome, and Evagrius Ponticus. After him are Gu Kaizhi, Tyrannius Rufinus, and Peter of Sebaste. Among people deceased in 394, Eugenius ranks 1After him are Arbogast, Amphilochius of Iconium, Eunomius of Cyzicus, Diodorus of Tarsus, and Galla.

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