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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 258,724 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Locusta is the 3,145th most popular politician (up from 3,720th in 2019).

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

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Among politicians, Locusta ranks 3,145 out of 15,710Before her are Otto Bauer, Vratislaus II of Bohemia, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, and Salome Zourabichvili. After her are Fan Li, Alexander Balas, Isma'il ibn Ahmad, Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia, and Mojmir I of Moravia.

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Among people born in 1, Locusta ranks 14Before her are Saint Veronica, Pope Anacletus, Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, Silas, and Onesimus. After her are Vologases I of Parthia, Shimon bar Yochai, Sextus Afranius Burrus, Joanna, wife of Chuza, Nicanor the Deacon, and Silbannacus. Among people deceased in 100, Locusta ranks 35Before her are Cornelius the Centurion, Silas, Lydia of Thyatira, Mary of Bethany, Mary the Jewess, and Judas of Galilee. After her are Philip the Evangelist, Valerius Maximus, Agabus, Ananias of Damascus, Agrippa the Skeptic, and Gaius Julius Civilis.

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