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Hadrian (, HAY-dree-ən; Latin: Publius Aelius Hadrianus [(h)adriˈjaːnus]; 24 January 76 – 10 July 138) was Roman emperor from 117 to 138. Hadrian was born in Italica, close to modern Seville in Spain, an Italic settlement in Hispania Baetica; his branch of the Aelia gens, the Aeli Hadriani, came from the town of Hadria in eastern Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hadrian has received more than 6,913,234 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Hadrian is the 115th most popular politician (down from 103rd in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Spain (up from 14th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Spanish Politician.

Hadrian was most famous for building a wall in Britain.

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Among politicians, Hadrian ranks 115 out of 19,576Before him are Henry IV of France, Lorenzo de' Medici, Murad IV, Pepin the Short, Harry S. Truman, and Silvio Berlusconi. After him are Pontius Pilate, Kim Jong-il, Golda Meir, Ariel Sharon, Mary I of England, and Mehmed III.

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Among people born in 76, Hadrian ranks 1 Among people deceased in 138, Hadrian ranks 1After him are Marcus Annius Verus, Lucius Aelius, and Carpocrates.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Hadrian ranks 13 out of 3,355Before him are Averroes (1126), Francisco Franco (1892), Diego Velázquez (1599), Trajan (53), Philip II of Spain (1527), and Hernán Cortés (1485). After him are Theodosius I (340), Pope Alexander VI (1431), Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), and Francisco Pizarro (1478).


Among politicians born in Spain, Hadrian ranks 4Before him are Francisco Franco (1892), Trajan (53), and Philip II of Spain (1527). After him are Theodosius I (340), Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Joanna of Castile (1479), Charles II of Spain (1661), Philip IV of Spain (1605), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), and Philip III of Spain (1578).