Julia Maesa

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Julia Maesa (7 May before 160 AD – c. 224 AD) was a member of the Severan dynasty of the Roman Empire who was the grandmother of emperors Elagabalus and Severus Alexander, elder sister of empress Julia Domna, and mother of Julia Soaemias and Julia Mamaea. She wielded influence during the reigns of her grandsons as Augusta of the Empire from 218 to her death, especially on their elevation to emperors.Born in Emesa, Syria (modern day Homs), to an Arab family of priests of the deity Elagabalus, Maesa and her sister Domna were the daughters of Julius Bassianus. Through her sister's marriage, Maesa became sister-in-law to Septimius Severus and aunt of Caracalla and Geta, who all became emperors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julia Maesa has received more than 162,320 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Julia Maesa is the 2,990th most popular politician (down from 2,573rd in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Syria (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Politician.

Julia Maesa was a member of the Severan dynasty, and she was most famous for being the grandmother of three Roman emperors: Elagabalus, Alexander Severus, and Julia Soaemias.

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Among politicians, Julia Maesa ranks 2,990 out of 15,577Before her are Ismail Qemali, Yazdegerd II, Leopold I, Duke of Austria, Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia, Taksin, and Armand Fallières. After her are Andreas Papandreou, Djedkare Isesi, Francis Phoebus of Navarre, Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria, Tetricus I, and Pekah.

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Among people born in 165, Julia Maesa ranks 1 Among people deceased in 224, Julia Maesa ranks 1After her is Artabanus IV of Parthia.

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Among people born in Syria, Julia Maesa ranks 35 out of 181Before her are Yazid II (687), Émile Benveniste (1902), Romanos the Melodist (490), Adunis (1930), Moustapha Akkad (1930), and Heliodorus of Emesa (250). After her are Odaenathus (220), Yazid III (701), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), Nicolaus of Damascus (-64), Al-Dhahabi (1274), and Herodian (170).


Among politicians born in Syria, Julia Maesa ranks 15Before her are Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Musa ibn Nusayr (640), Antiochus II Theos (-286), and Yazid II (687). After her are Odaenathus (220), Yazid III (701), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), Michel Aflaq (1910), Julia Soaemias (180), and Tutush I (1066).