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Glycerius (fl. 470s) was Roman emperor of the West from 473 to 474. He served as comes domesticorum (commander of the palace guard) during the reign of Olybrius, until Olybrius died in November 472. After a four-month interregnum, Glycerius was proclaimed Western Emperor in March 473 by the magister militum (master of soldiers) and power behind the throne Gundobad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Glycerius has received more than 354,740 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Glycerius is the 1,686th most popular politician (up from 1,700th in 2019), the 226th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 234th in 2019) and the 125th most popular Turkish Politician.

Glycerius is most famous for his work in the field of optics, specifically the study of light and vision. He is credited with inventing the camera obscura and pinhole camera.

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Among politicians, Glycerius ranks 1,686 out of 15,577Before him are Shapur II, Teti, Li Xiannian, Béla I of Hungary, Senusret I, and Achaemenes. After him are Emperor Suizei, Humayun, Clovis II, Francis, Duke of Guise, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, and Ehud Olmert.

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Among people born in 430, Glycerius ranks 4Before him are Julius Nepos, Anastasius I Dicorus, and Syagrius. After him are Sidonius Apollinaris, Abd Manaf ibn Qusai, and Theodemir. Among people deceased in 480, Glycerius ranks 2Before him is Julius Nepos. After him are Chilperic I of Burgundy, Nechtan Morbet, and Budhagupta.

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Among people born in Turkey, Glycerius ranks 226 out of 1,301Before him are Michael Psellos (1018), Celâl Bayar (1883), Pharamond (370), Sabbas the Sanctified (439), Uzun Hasan (1423), and Cemal Gürsel (1895). After him are Romanos II (938), Dionysius Exiguus (475), Constantine VIII (960), Ahmet Necdet Sezer (1941), Alexios IV Angelos (1182), and Anthemius of Tralles (474).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Glycerius ranks 125Before him are Ayşe Sultan (1541), Theophanu (960), Celâl Bayar (1883), Pharamond (370), Uzun Hasan (1423), and Cemal Gürsel (1895). After him are Romanos II (938), Constantine VIII (960), Ahmet Necdet Sezer (1941), Alexios IV Angelos (1182), Alaeddin Pasha (1250), and Gordian I (159).