160 BC - 104 BC

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Jugurtha or Jugurthen (Libyco-Berber Yugurten or Yugarten, c. 160 – 104 BC) was a king of Numidia. When the Numidian king Micipsa, who had adopted Jugurtha, died in 118 BC, Jugurtha and his two adoptive brothers, Hiempsal and Adherbal, succeeded him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jugurtha has received more than 532,493 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Jugurtha is the 988th most popular politician (down from 915th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Algeria (down from 9th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Algerian Politician.

Jugurtha is most famous for being a king of Numidia who fought against the Roman Empire.

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Among politicians, Jugurtha ranks 988 out of 19,576Before him are Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Geta, Artemisia I of Caria, William II of the Netherlands, Xuande Emperor, and Guangxu Emperor. After him are Carol II of Romania, Béla Kun, Grigory Potemkin, Wilhelm Frick, Stephen III of Moldavia, and Abd el-Krim.

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Among people born in 160 BC, Jugurtha ranks 1After him are Gaius Caecilius Metellus Caprarius, Lucius Caecilius Metellus Dalmaticus, and Theodosius of Bithynia. Among people deceased in 104 BC, Jugurtha ranks 1After him are John Hyrcanus, Dong Zhongshu, and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Jugurtha ranks 10 out of 213Before him are Tariq ibn Ziyad (670), Jacques Derrida (1930), Yves Saint Laurent (1936), Macrinus (164), Saint Monica (332), and Louis Althusser (1918). After him are Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), Juba II (-52), Édouard-Henri Avril (1849), Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945), and Houari Boumédiène (1932).

Among POLITICIANS In Algeria

Among politicians born in Algeria, Jugurtha ranks 2Before him are Macrinus (164). After him are Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), Juba II (-52), Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945), Houari Boumédiène (1932), Dihya (700), Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (1898), Juba I of Numidia (-85), Ptolemy of Mauretania (-9), and Syphax (-250).