Gordian II

190 - 238

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Gordian II (Latin: Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus; c. 192 – 12 April 238) was Roman emperor for 21 days with his father Gordian I in 238, the Year of the Six Emperors. Seeking to overthrow Emperor Maximinus Thrax, he died in battle outside Carthage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gordian II has received more than 185,723 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Gordian II is the 1,128th most popular politician (down from 809th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Tunisia (down from 10th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Tunisian Politician.

Gordian II was most famous for being the Roman emperor from 238 to 244. He was the son of Gordian I and the grandson of Gordian I. In 238, he was appointed co-emperor with his father. After his father's death in 244, he became the sole emperor.

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Among politicians, Gordian II ranks 1,128 out of 15,710Before him are Constantine III, Theodora Porphyrogenita, Alauddin Khalji, Fritz Sauckel, Manuel Noriega, and Lothair of France. After him are Valdemar II of Denmark, Börte, David Lloyd George, John Quincy Adams, Abdullah Gül, and Lucius Junius Brutus.

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Among people born in 190, Gordian II ranks 1After him are Pope Dionysius of Alexandria, Julius Paulus Prudentissimus, and Gaius Furius Sabinius Aquila Timesitheus. Among people deceased in 238, Gordian II ranks 4Before him are Maximinus Thrax, Gordian I, and Balbinus. After him are Pupienus and Julius Pollux.

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In Tunisia

Among people born in Tunisia, Gordian II ranks 11 out of 163Before him are Terence (-185), Hamilcar Barca (-275), Cyprian (200), Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936), Aemilianus (207), and Habib Bourguiba (1903). After him are Hasdrubal Barca (-300), Masinissa (-238), Mago Barca (-243), Clodius Albinus (150), Hanno the Navigator (-633), and Beji Caid Essebsi (1926).

Among POLITICIANS In Tunisia

Among politicians born in Tunisia, Gordian II ranks 5Before him are Hannibal (-183), Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936), Aemilianus (207), and Habib Bourguiba (1903). After him are Masinissa (-238), Mago Barca (-243), Clodius Albinus (150), Beji Caid Essebsi (1926), Gunthamund (450), Sophonisba (-300), and Hasdrubal the Fair (-270).