Galla Placidia

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Galla Placidia (388-89 / 392-93 – 27 November 450), daughter of the Roman emperor Theodosius I, was a mother, tutor, and advisor to emperor Valentinian III, and a major force in Roman politics for most of her life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Galla Placidia has received more than 354,967 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Galla Placidia is the 915th most popular politician (up from 1,064th in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Greece (up from 87th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Greek Politician.

Galla Placidia was the daughter of Theodosius I and sister of Honorius. She was married to Atilla the Hun, with whom she had a son. When her brother Honorius died, she became regent for her young son Valentinian III. She was a devout Christian and restored many churches and monasteries.

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Among politicians, Galla Placidia ranks 915 out of 15,710Before her are Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, Benjamin Disraeli, Mindaugas, Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, Rehoboam, and Lysimachus. After her are Ptolemy XII Auletes, Alfonso XII of Spain, Vasili IV of Russia, Bashar al-Assad, Haakon VII of Norway, and Amenhotep I.

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Among people born in 388, Galla Placidia ranks 1After her is Vardan Mamikonian. Among people deceased in 450, Galla Placidia ranks 2Before her is Theodosius II. After her are Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Julia of Corsica, Peter Chrysologus, Sozomen, and Vincent of Lérins.

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Among people born in Greece, Galla Placidia ranks 82 out of 855Before her are John V Palaiologos (1332), Antigonus I Monophthalmus (-382), Hephaestion (-356), Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1882), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), and Lysimachus (-361). After her are Simonides of Ceos (-556), George II of Greece (1890), Critias (-460), Handan Sultan (1574), Cimon (-510), and Philip III of Macedon (-359).


Among politicians born in Greece, Galla Placidia ranks 27Before her are Peleus (null), Paul of Greece (1901), John V Palaiologos (1332), Antigonus I Monophthalmus (-382), Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1882), and Lysimachus (-361). After her are George II of Greece (1890), Critias (-460), Handan Sultan (1574), Philip III of Macedon (-359), Agrippina the Elder (-14), and Nestor (null).