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Marcus Annius Florianus (died 276), also known as Florian, was Roman emperor from the death of his half-brother, Emperor Tacitus, in July 276 until his own murder in September of that year. Florianus was the maternal half-brother of Tacitus, who was proclaimed emperor in late 275 after the unexpected death of Emperor Aurelian. After Tacitus died the following year, allegedly assassinated as a consequence of a military plot, Florianus proclaimed himself emperor, with the recognition of the Roman Senate and much of the empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Florianus has received more than 587,209 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Florianus is the 2,485th most popular politician (down from 1,522nd in 2019), the 856th most popular biography from Italy (down from 602nd in 2019) and the 175th most popular Politician.

Florianus is most famous for being the last of the Roman emperors. He was the son of the emperor Claudius II Gothicus and his wife, who was the daughter of King Shapur I of Persia. Florianus was a descendant of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, and he was the brother of Claudius II's successor, Quintillus.

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Among politicians, Florianus ranks 2,485 out of 15,577Before him are Urukagina, Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Bahram V, Brasidas, James II of Scotland, and Ehud. After him are Atossa, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Zimri, Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan, Titus Tatius, and Ivan Gašparovič.

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Among people born in 232, Florianus ranks 2Before him is Probus. After him is Cao Fang. Among people deceased in 276, Florianus ranks 2Before him is Marcus Claudius Tacitus. After him is Bahram I.

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Among people born in Italy, Florianus ranks 856 out of 4,668Before him are Baldassare Galuppi (1706), Andrea Pisano (1290), Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1810), Domenichino (1581), Giuseppe Torelli (1658), and Orazio Gentileschi (1563). After him are Titus Tatius (-800), Atia (-85), Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Balbases (1569), Maximilian Sforza (1493), Luigi Russolo (1885), and Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus (-84).


Among politicians born in Italy, Florianus ranks 175Before him are Louise of Orléans (1812), Gian Galeazzo Visconti (1351), Francesco II Sforza (1495), Giovanna of Italy (1907), Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta (1900), and Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1810). After him are Titus Tatius (-800), Atia (-85), Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Balbases (1569), Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus (-84), Beatrice of Naples (1457), and Berengar II of Italy (900).