Gaius Octavius

100 BC - 58 BC

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Gaius Octavius (about 100 – 59 BC) was a Roman politician. He was an ancestor to the Roman Emperors of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He was the father of the Emperor Augustus, step-grandfather of the Emperor Tiberius, great-grandfather of the Emperor Claudius, and great-great grandfather of the Emperors Caligula and Nero. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaius Octavius has received more than 90,428 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Gaius Octavius is the 2,116th most popular politician (up from 2,543rd in 2019), the 773rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 865th in 2019) and the 149th most popular Italian Politician.

Gaius Octavius was most famous for being the adopted son of Julius Caesar and heir to his legacy. He was also known as Augustus Caesar and became the first emperor of Rome.

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Among politicians, Gaius Octavius ranks 2,116 out of 15,710Before him are Stephen III of Hungary, Henry III of Castile, Manfred, King of Sicily, Tomoe Gozen, Sophie of France, and Quintillus. After him are Porus, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Attalus II Philadelphus, Charibert I, Kavad I, and Zviad Gamsakhurdia.

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Among people born in 100 BC, Gaius Octavius ranks 14Before him are Herodias, Simon of Cyrene, Cornelius Nepos, Gamaliel, Ambiorix, and Ptolemy XI Alexander II. After him are Andronicus of Rhodes, Antipater the Idumaean, Mary of Clopas, Publilius Syrus, Titus Labienus, and Judas of Galilee. Among people deceased in 58 BC, Gaius Octavius ranks 1

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Among people born in Italy, Gaius Octavius ranks 773 out of 4,088Before him are Il Sodoma (1477), Margherita of Savoy (1851), Clementia of Hungary (1293), Pope Alexander II (1010), Manfred, King of Sicily (1232), and Valentino (1932). After him are Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici (1360), Aldo Rossi (1931), Alexander of Battenberg (1857), Pietro Lorenzetti (1280), Giulia Farnese (1474), and Gentile da Fabriano (1370).


Among politicians born in Italy, Gaius Octavius ranks 149Before him are Odilo Globočnik (1904), Lucilla (150), Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860), Andrew III of Hungary (1265), Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (1937), and Manfred, King of Sicily (1232). After him are Alexander of Battenberg (1857), Ladislaus of Naples (1377), Marcus Claudius Tacitus (200), Charles Martel of Anjou (1271), Phalaris (-700), and Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1701).