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Julius Caesar

100 BC - 44 BC

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Gaius Julius Caesar (, SEE-zər; Latin: [ˈɡaːiʊs ˈjuːliʊs ˈkae̯sar]; 12 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman general and statesman. A member of the First Triumvirate, Caesar led the Roman armies in the Gallic Wars before defeating his political rival Pompey in a civil war, and subsequently became dictator from 49 BC until his assassination in 44 BC. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. In 60 BC, Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey formed the First Triumvirate, an informal political alliance that dominated Roman politics for several years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julius Caesar has received more than 32,488,506 page views. His biography is available in 209 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 207 in 2019). Julius Caesar is the 3rd most popular politician (down from 2nd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Italian Politician.

Julius Caesar is most famous for being a Roman general and politician who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.

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Among politicians, Julius Caesar ranks 3 out of 15,577Before him are Napoleon and Adolf Hitler. After him are Louis XIV of France, Joseph Stalin, Cleopatra, Vladimir Lenin, Thomas Jefferson, Augustus, Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and Vladimir Putin.

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Among people born in 100 BC, Julius Caesar ranks 1After him are Mary, mother of Jesus, Saint Joseph, Bartholomew the Apostle, Saint Anne, Elizabeth, Joachim, Crixus, Herodias, Cornelius Nepos, Simon of Cyrene, and Cleopatra V of Egypt. Among people deceased in 44 BC, Julius Caesar ranks 1After him are Ptolemy XIV of Egypt, Burebista, Publius Servilius Vatia Isauricus, Helvius Cinna, and Publius Cornelius Sulla.

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Among people born in Italy, Julius Caesar ranks 5 out of 4,668Before him are Leonardo da Vinci (1452), Marco Polo (1254), Galileo Galilei (1564), and Christopher Columbus (1451). After him are Archimedes (-287), Michelangelo (1475), Dante Alighieri (1265), Augustus (-63), Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), and Niccolò Machiavelli (1469).


Among politicians born in Italy, Julius Caesar ranks 1After him are Augustus (-63), Benito Mussolini (1883), Cicero (-106), Commodus (161), Nero (37), Marcus Aurelius (121), Caligula (12), Pontius Pilate (-12), Tiberius (-42), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), and Mark Antony (-83).