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Lucius Tarquinius Priscus

700 BC - 579 BC

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Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (Classical Latin: [tarˈkʷɪniʊs ˈpriːskʊs]), or Tarquin the Elder, was the legendary fifth king of Rome and first of its Etruscan dynasty. He reigned for thirty-eight years. Tarquinius expanded Roman power through military conquest and grand architectural constructions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucius Tarquinius Priscus has received more than 488,276 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Lucius Tarquinius Priscus is the 637th most popular politician (up from 701st in 2019), the 280th most popular biography from Italy (up from 310th in 2019) and the 45th most popular Italian Politician.

Lucius Tarquinius Priscus was the son of Tarquinius Superbus, the seventh and last king of Rome. He is most famous for being the first of the Etruscan kings of Rome.

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Among politicians, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus ranks 637 out of 15,577Before him are Licinius, Hideki Tojo, Michael of Russia, James Monroe, Ngo Dinh Diem, and Sweyn Forkbeard. After him are Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Ptolemy II Philadelphus, Christian II of Denmark, Philip I of France, and Tigranes the Great.

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Among people born in 700 BC, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus ranks 1After him are Astyages, Cyaxares, Arion, Psamtik I, Jeconiah, Tyrtaeus, Amasis II, Anacharsis, Phalaris, Periander, and Psamtik II. Among people deceased in 579 BC, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus ranks 1

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Among people born in Italy, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus ranks 280 out of 4,668Before him are Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810), Pope Alexander I (100), Pope Fabian (200), Catiline (-109), Marsilio Ficino (1433), and Paolo Uccello (1475). After him are Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Pierre Cardin (1922), Benvenuto Cellini (1500), Pope Adrian II (792), Giambattista Vico (1668), and Cosimo de' Medici (1389).


Among politicians born in Italy, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus ranks 45Before him are Sonia Gandhi (1946), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Valentinian III (419), Umberto II of Italy (1904), Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810), and Catiline (-109). After him are Tiberius Gracchus (-163), Charles IV of Spain (1748), Gaius Cassius Longinus (-87), Aldo Moro (1916), Enrico Dandolo (1107), and Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751).