Gaius Marius

157 BC - 86 BC

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Gaius Marius (Latin: [ˈɡaːijʊs ˈmarijʊs]; c. 157 BC – 13 January 86 BC) was a Roman general and statesman. Victor of the Cimbric and Jugurthine wars, he held the office of consul an unprecedented seven times during his career. He was also noted for his important reforms of Roman armies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaius Marius has received more than 1,450,363 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Gaius Marius is the 3rd most popular diplomat, the 117th most popular biography from Italy (up from 168th in 2019) and the most popular Italian Diplomat.

Gaius Marius was most famous for being a Roman general and politician. He was elected consul an unprecedented seven times, and was also the first Roman to become a consul without having previously served as a praetor or curule aedile.

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Among diplomats, Gaius Marius ranks 3 out of 51. Before him are Pocahontas and Kofi Annan. After him are Ban Ki-moon, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Dag Hammarskjöld, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Alexandra Kollontai, John Jay, Raoul Wallenberg, John R. Bolton, and Ferdinand de Lesseps.

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Among people born in 157 BC, Gaius Marius ranks 1After him is Sinatruces of Parthia. Among people deceased in 86 BC, Gaius Marius ranks 2Before him is Sima Qian.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gaius Marius ranks 117 out of 4,088. Before him are Pope Boniface VIII (1235), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Terence Hill (1939), Pope Pius II (1405), and Pope Pius III (1439). After him are Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Pope Pius VII (1742), Fra Angelico (1400), Andrea Palladio (1508), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), and Pompey (-106).

Among DIPLOMATS In Italy

Among diplomats born in Italy, Gaius Marius ranks 1After him are Giovanni Villani (1276).