Gordian I

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Gordian I (Latin: Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus; c. 159 AD – mid April 238 AD) was Roman Emperor for 21 days with his son Gordian II in 238, the Year of the Six Emperors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gordian I has received more than 287,257 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Gordian I is the 672nd most popular politician (down from 570th in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 92nd in 2019) and the 60th most popular Turkish Politician.

Gordian I is most famous for the Gordian Knot. The knot was created by the legendary King Gordius and was so intricate that it could not be undone. Alexander the Great cut through the knot with his sword.

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Among politicians, Gordian I ranks 672 out of 15,710Before him are Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor, George Marshall, Henry I of France, Sennacherib, Abd al-Rahman III, and Princess Sophie of Bavaria. After him are Frederick William II of Prussia, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IX of Sweden, Ladislaus the Posthumous, and Boris III of Bulgaria.

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Among people born in 159, Gordian I ranks 1 Among people deceased in 238, Gordian I ranks 2Before him is Maximinus Thrax. After him are Balbinus, Gordian II, Pupienus, and Julius Pollux.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Gordian I ranks 102 out of 1,128Before him are Mustafa IV (1779), Pausanias (110), Anacreon (-570), Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Eudoxus of Cnidus (-408), and Cassius Dio (155). After him are Photios I of Constantinople (900), Sabbatai Zevi (1626), Manuel II Palaiologos (1350), Apollonius of Perga (-262), Saint Timothy (17), and Şehzade Mehmed (1522).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Gordian I ranks 60Before him are Abdülaziz (1830), Leo III the Isaurian (675), Michael VIII Palaiologos (1224), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Mustafa IV (1779), and Romanos IV Diogenes (1030). After him are Manuel II Palaiologos (1350), Leo I the Thracian (401), Artemisia I of Caria (-500), Enver Pasha (1881), Zeno (425), and John I Tzimiskes (925).