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Locusta or Lucusta (died 69), was a notorious maker of poisons in the 1st-century Roman Empire, active in the final two reigns of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. She supposedly took part in the assassinations of Claudius and Britannicus. She was a favourite of emperor Nero for several years, and Nero had her provide training to other poisoners in his service. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Locusta has received more than 333,465 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Locusta is the 4,180th most popular politician (down from 3,139th in 2019).

Locusta was a Roman poisoner who is most famous for the assassination of Claudius.

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Among politicians, Locusta ranks 4,180 out of 15,577Before her are Tsarevna Catherine Ivanovna of Russia, Calpurnia, Maria Theresa of Austria, Chen Shou, Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, and Boso of Provence. After her are Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Emperor Shunzong of Tang, Judah ha-Nasi, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, Prithviraj Chauhan, and Princess Irene of the Netherlands.

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Among people born in 1, Locusta ranks 14Before her are Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, Silas, Onesimus, Vologases I of Parthia, and Shimon bar Yochai. After her are Joanna, wife of Chuza, Sextus Afranius Burrus, Nicanor the Deacon, Caesarius of Africa, Aulus Cornelius Palma Frontonianus, and Silbannacus. Among people deceased in 100, Locusta ranks 40Before her are Valerius Maximus, Papias of Hierapolis, Mary of Bethany, Agabus, Mary the Jewess, and Claudia Acte. After her are Joanna, wife of Chuza, Judas of Galilee, Agrippa the Skeptic, Saint Petronilla, Gaius Julius Civilis, and Marcus Ulpius Traianus the Elder.

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