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Julian (Latin: Flavius Claudius Julianus; Greek: Ἰουλιανός Iulianos; 331 – 26 June 363) was Roman emperor from 361 to 363, as well as a notable philosopher and author in Greek. His rejection of Christianity, and his promotion of Neoplatonic Hellenism in its place, caused him to be remembered as Julian the Apostate in Christian tradition.Julian was a member of the Constantinian dynasty; his father Julius Constantius was a half-brother of Emperor Constantine the Great. After Constantine died in 337, his sons had many of their relatives executed to prevent rival claims to the throne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julian has received more than 273,934 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Julian is the 277th most popular politician (down from 258th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 44th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Turkish Politician.

Julian is most famous for his work in the field of paleontology. He is credited with discovering the first pterosaur fossil and he also discovered a number of other prehistoric animals that are now extinct.

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Among politicians, Julian ranks 277 out of 15,710Before him are Clara Zetkin, António de Oliveira Salazar, Edward V of England, Pompey, Elagabalus, and Wu Zetian. After him are Golda Meir, Khafra, Edward II of England, Lee Kuan Yew, Bill Clinton, and Herod Antipas.

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Among people born in 331, Julian ranks 1After him is Jovian. Among people deceased in 363, Julian ranks 1

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Among people born in Turkey, Julian ranks 43 out of 1,128Before him are Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Suleiman II (1642), Basil of Caesarea (329), Mahmud II (1785), Mehmed I (1386), and Mehmed VI (1861). After him are Anaxagoras (-500), Epictetus (50), Croesus (-596), Xenophanes (-570), Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), and Aristotle Onassis (1906).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Julian ranks 25Before him are Osman II (1604), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Suleiman II (1642), Mahmud II (1785), Mehmed I (1386), and Mehmed VI (1861). After him are Croesus (-596), Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), Ahmed II (1643), Mehmed V (1844), Mahidevran (1500), and Theodosius II (401).