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Julia Soaemias

180 - 222

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Julia Soaemias Bassiana (180 – 11 March 222) was a Syrian noblewoman and the mother of Roman emperor Elagabalus, who ruled over the Roman Empire from 218 to 222. She was one of his chief advisors, initially with the support and accompaniment of her mother Julia Maesa. She and her mother guided the young emperor until growing unrest and a family division led to her son's replacement by her nephew Severus Alexander. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julia Soaemias has received more than 108,227 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Julia Soaemias is the 3,406th most popular politician (up from 4,235th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Syria (up from 50th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Syrian Politician.

Julia Soaemias was most famous for being the wife of the Roman emperor Septimius Severus.

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Among politicians, Julia Soaemias ranks 3,406 out of 15,577Before her are Abimelech, Devlet I Giray, Patricio Aylwin, Dadabhai Naoroji, Leopold I, Margrave of Austria, and Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh. After her are Antiphon, Verres, Kaykhusraw I, Emperor Keikō, Hiram I, and Deioces.

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Among people born in 180, Julia Soaemias ranks 5Before her are Diogenes Laërtius, Ardashir I, Pope Callixtus I, and Pope Anterus. After her are Eugenia of Rome, Julia Avita Mamaea, and Pope Heraclas of Alexandria. Among people deceased in 222, Julia Soaemias ranks 4Before her are Elagabalus, Zhang Liao, and Ma Chao. After her are Gan Ning, Huang Gai, Bardaisan, Annia Faustina, and Hierocles.

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Among people born in Syria, Julia Soaemias ranks 43 out of 181Before her are Yazid III (701), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), Nicolaus of Damascus (-64), Al-Dhahabi (1274), Herodian (170), and Michel Aflaq (1910). After her are Tutush I (1066), Maron (301), Al-Adil I (1145), Abu'l-Fida (1273), Andrew of Crete (660), and Apollinaris of Laodicea (310).


Among politicians born in Syria, Julia Soaemias ranks 20Before her are Yazid II (687), Julia Maesa (165), Odaenathus (220), Yazid III (701), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), and Michel Aflaq (1910). After her are Tutush I (1066), Al-Adil I (1145), Abu'l-Fida (1273), Julia Avita Mamaea (180), Levon Ter-Petrosyan (1945), and Hazael (-900).