Libius Severus

420 - 465

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Libius Severus (died 465), sometimes enumerated as Severus III, was Roman emperor of the West from 461 to his death in 465. A Roman senator from Lucania Severus was one of the last Western emperors, emptied of any effective power (the real power was in the hands of the magister militum Ricimer), and unable to solve the many problems affecting the empire; the sources describe him as a pious Christian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Libius Severus has received more than 226,226 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Libius Severus is the 1,326th most popular politician (down from 1,248th in 2019), the 544th most popular biography from Italy (down from 497th in 2019) and the 87th most popular Italian Politician.

Libius Severus was a Roman emperor who ruled for a short time in the year 193. He is most famous for being the first emperor to convert to Christianity.

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Among politicians, Libius Severus ranks 1,326 out of 15,710Before him are Hans Fritzsche, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Ludwig III of Bavaria, Berke, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and La Malinche. After him are Frederick I of Denmark, Tancred, Prince of Galilee, Theodor Heuss, Lucullus, Qin Er Shi, and Harald Hardrada.

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Among people born in 420, Libius Severus ranks 4Before him are Pope Simplicius, Anthemius, and Majorian. After him are Orestes, Julia of Corsica, Thorismund, Valamir, and Rutilius Claudius Namatianus. Among people deceased in 465, Libius Severus ranks 1After him are Aegidius and Valamir.

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Among people born in Italy, Libius Severus ranks 544 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Stephen III (720), Antonio Pigafetta (1492), Pope Marinus I (830), Fra Bartolomeo (1472), Baldassare Castiglione (1478), and Giuseppe Peano (1858). After him are Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Lucullus (-118), Antonello da Messina (1430), Berengar I of Italy (850), Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485), and Pope John XVII (950).


Among politicians born in Italy, Libius Severus ranks 87Before him are Totila (500), Galeazzo Ciano (1903), Conrad IV of Germany (1228), Charles Edward Stuart (1720), Charles III of Naples (1345), and Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260). After him are Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Lucullus (-118), Berengar I of Italy (850), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), and Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (1545).