Gnaeus Julius Agricola

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Gnaeus Julius Agricola (; 13 June 40 – 23 August 93) was a Roman Italo-Gallic general responsible for much of the Roman conquest of Britain. Written by his son-in-law Tacitus, the De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae is the primary source for most of what is known about him, along with detailed archaeological evidence from northern Britain.Agricola began his military career in Britain, serving under governor Gaius Suetonius Paulinus. In his subsequent career, he served in a variety of positions: he was appointed quaestor in Asia province in 64, Plebeian Tribune in 66, and praetor in 68. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gnaeus Julius Agricola has received more than 426,971 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Gnaeus Julius Agricola is the 298th most popular military personnel (up from 306th in 2019), the 883rd most popular biography from France (up from 893rd in 2019) and the 35th most popular French Military Personnel.

Gnaeus Julius Agricola was a Roman general and politician who was appointed consul in AD 77. He is most famous for his conquest of the Brigantes, the Ordovices, and the Caledonians, and for his occupation of northern Britain.

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Among military personnels, Gnaeus Julius Agricola ranks 298 out of 1,466Before him are Lü Meng, Maurice de Saxe, Günther Prien, Alexander Yegorov, Tomoyuki Yamashita, and Alexandre de Beauharnais. After him are Ivan Bagramyan, Walther Wenck, Francisco de Miranda, Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli, Raimondo Montecuccoli, and Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel.

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Among people born in 40, Gnaeus Julius Agricola ranks 6Before him are Pope Clement I, Pedanius Dioscorides, Martial, Claudia Octavia, and Statius. After him is Dio Chrysostom. Among people deceased in 93, Gnaeus Julius Agricola ranks 1

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Among people born in France, Gnaeus Julius Agricola ranks 883 out of 5,234Before him are Georges Bernanos (1888), Hector Guimard (1867), Fulk, King of Jerusalem (1092), Ferdinand Cheval (1836), Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850), and Pierre Brice (1929). After him are Charles Nicolle (1866), Christina of Lorraine (1565), René Coty (1882), Albert Calmette (1863), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), and Gaston Doumergue (1863).


Among military personnels born in France, Gnaeus Julius Agricola ranks 35Before him are Robert Nivelle (1856), Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), Georges Picquart (1854), Nicolas Oudinot (1767), Pierre Augereau (1757), and François Christophe de Kellermann (1735). After him are François Joseph Lefebvre (1755), Jacques MacDonald (1765), Charles François Dumouriez (1739), Henri Giraud (1879), Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr (1764), and Louis-Gabriel Suchet (1770).