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Germanicus Julius Caesar (24 May 15 BC – 10 October AD 19) was an ancient Roman general and politician most famously known for his campaigns in Germania. The son of Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia the Younger, Germanicus was born into an influential branch of the patrician gens Claudia. The agnomen Germanicus was added to his full name in 9 BC when it was posthumously awarded to his father in honor of his victories in Germania. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Germanicus has received more than 2,527,561 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Germanicus is the 68th most popular military personnel (down from 59th in 2019), the 293rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 253rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Military Personnel.

Germanicus is most famous for being a Roman general and the father of Caligula.

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Among military personnels, Germanicus ranks 68 out of 2,058Before him are Alfred Jodl, Otto Skorzeny, Ferdinand Foch, Stanislav Petrov, Fedor von Bock, and Charles X Gustav of Sweden. After him are Yevgeny Prigozhin, Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Walter Model, Erich Raeder, Ahmad Sanjar, and Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas.

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Among people born in 15 BC, Germanicus ranks 1After him are Philo, and Polemon II of Pontus. Among people deceased in 19, Germanicus ranks 1After him is Vonones I.

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Among people born in Italy, Germanicus ranks 293 out of 5,161Before him are Pope John VIII (820), Didius Julianus (133), Pope Urban I (222), Duccio (1255), Messalina (17), and Pope Sergius IV (970). After him are Tommaso Campanella (1568), Umberto I of Italy (1844), Pope Damasus I (305), Pope John X (860), Pope Adrian V (1205), and Bonaventure (1221).


Among military personnels born in Italy, Germanicus ranks 2Before him are Cesare Borgia (1475). After him are Nero Claudius Drusus (-38), Andrea Doria (1466), Gaius Julius Caesar (-135), Bohemond I of Antioch (1054), Matilda of Tuscany (1046), Giovanni Giustiniani (1418), Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus (-229), Roger de Flor (1267), Italo Balbo (1896), and Raimondo Montecuccoli (1609).