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Julia Domna

160 - 217

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Julia Domna (Latin: [ˈjuːli.a ˈdomna]; c. 160 – 217 AD) was Roman empress from 193 to 211 as the wife of Emperor Septimius Severus. She was the first empress of the Severan dynasty. Domna was born in Emesa (present-day Homs) in Roman Syria to an Arab family of priests of the deity Elagabalus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julia Domna has received more than 428,662 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Julia Domna is the 105th most popular companion (up from 111th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Syria (up from 19th in 2019) and the most popular Syrian Companion.

Julia Domna was the wife of emperor Septimius Severus and the mother of emperor Caracalla. She is most famous for being the first woman to become Augusta, the title given to the wife of an emperor.

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Among companions, Julia Domna ranks 105 out of 673Before her are Athaliah, Maria Luisa of Parma, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Caterina Sforza, Adelaide of Italy, and Emma of Normandy. After her are Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Pulcheria, Julia the Elder, Anne Hathaway, Anne of Kiev, and Maria Amalia of Saxony.

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Among people born in 160, Julia Domna ranks 2Before her is Sextus Empiricus. After her is Sextus Julius Africanus. Among people deceased in 217, Julia Domna ranks 3Before her are Caracalla and Pope Zephyrinus. After her is Judah ha-Nasi.

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Among people born in Syria, Julia Domna ranks 17 out of 181Before her are Ibn Kathir (1301), Pope Gregory III (700), Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), and Al-Nawawi (1233). After her are John Climacus (579), Iamblichus (245), Aemilius Papinianus (142), Al-Maʿarri (973), Ibn al-Nafis (1212), and Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691).


Among companions born in Syria, Julia Domna ranks 1