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Libius Severus

420 - 465

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Libius Severus (died 14 November 465), sometimes enumerated as Severus III, was emperor of the Western Roman Empire from 461 to his death in 465. A native of Lucania, Severus was the fourth of the so-called Shadow Emperors who followed the deposition of the Valentinianic dynasty in 455. He ruled for just under four years, attaining the throne after his predecessor, Majorian, was overthrown by his magister militum, Ricimer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Libius Severus has received more than 380,110 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Libius Severus is the 1,641st most popular politician (down from 1,324th in 2019), the 606th most popular biography from Italy (down from 544th in 2019) and the 101st 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 1,641 out of 15,577Before him are Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria, Henry, King of Portugal, Alaric II, Uzziah, Olybrius, and Celâl Bayar. After him are Crazy Horse, Pharamond, Ptolemy IX Lathyros, Empress Lü, Axel Oxenstierna, and Josef Kramer.

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Among people born in 420, Libius Severus ranks 5Before him are Pope Simplicius, Anthemius, Orestes, and Majorian. After him are 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 606 out of 4,668Before him are Baldassare Castiglione (1478), Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729), Claudia Octavia (40), Saint Eustace (10), Olybrius (400), and Frank Capra (1897). After him are Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Alexander of Battenberg (1857), Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688), and Leonardo Bruni (1370).


Among politicians born in Italy, Libius Severus ranks 101Before him are Kurt Schuschnigg (1897), Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Maria Luisa of Spain (1745), Damocles (null), Claudia Octavia (40), and Olybrius (400). After him are Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Alexander of Battenberg (1857), Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260), Giulio Andreotti (1919), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), and Charles Edward Stuart (1720).