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Livia Drusilla (30 January 59 BC – AD 29) was Roman empress from 27 BC to AD 14 as the wife of emperor Augustus. She was known as Julia Augusta after her formal adoption into the Julian family in AD 14. Livia was the daughter of senator Marcus Livius Drusus Claudianus and his wife Alfidia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Livia has received more than 2,667,123 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Livia is the 25th most popular companion (up from 35th in 2019), the 206th most popular biography from Italy (up from 251st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Companion.

Livia is most famous for being the wife of Emperor Augustus and the mother of Emperor Tiberius.

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Among companions, Livia ranks 25 out of 784Before her are Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Aspasia, Marie Leszczyńska, Bathsheba, Ankhesenamun, and Jane Seymour. After her are Roxana, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Mileva Marić, Victoria, Princess Royal, Hortense de Beauharnais, and Olympias.

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Among people born in 58 BC, Livia ranks 1After her is Dongmyeong of Goguryeo. Among people deceased in 29, Livia ranks 1

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Livia ranks 206 out of 5,161Before her are Vitellius (15), Catullus (-84), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Ludovico Sforza (1452), Pope Boniface V (575), and Saint Cecilia (200). After her are Boethius (480), Pompey (-106), Servius Tullius (-600), Pope Clement IX (1600), Pope Celestine I (400), and Antonio Salieri (1750).


Among companions born in Italy, Livia ranks 2Before her are Catherine de' Medici (1519). After her are Messalina (17), Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892), Josephine of Leuchtenberg (1807), Poppaea Sabina (30), Julia the Elder (-39), Constance, Queen of Sicily (1154), Caterina Sforza (1463), Maria Luisa of Parma (1751), Bianca Maria Sforza (1472), and Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (1685).