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Lucius Tarquinius Superbus

600 BC - 495 BC

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Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (died 495 BC) was the legendary seventh and final king of Rome, reigning 25 years until the popular uprising that led to the establishment of the Roman Republic. He is commonly known as Tarquin the Proud, from his cognomen Superbus (Latin for "proud, arrogant, lofty").Ancient accounts of the regal period mingle history and legend. Tarquin was said to have been either the son or grandson of Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, the fifth king of Rome, and to have gained the throne through the murders of both his wife and his elder brother, followed by the assassination of his predecessor, Servius Tullius. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucius Tarquinius Superbus has received more than 1,440,592 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Lucius Tarquinius Superbus is the 229th most popular politician (down from 225th in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from Italy (up from 104th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Italian Politician.

Lucius Tarquinius Superbus was a king of Rome. He is most famous for being the last king of Rome.

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Among politicians, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus ranks 229 out of 15,577Before him are Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire, David Ben-Gurion, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Anwar Sadat, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Domitian. After him are Gamal Abdel Nasser, Edward VI of England, Odoacer, Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Bormann, and Konrad Adenauer.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus ranks 3Before him are Cyrus the Great and Tomyris. After him are Esther, Lucretia, Peisistratos, Servius Tullius, Ānanda, Belshazzar, Cambyses I, Pheidippides, and Hippasus. Among people deceased in 495 BC, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus ranks 2Before him is Pythagoras. After him is Hystaspes.

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Among people born in Italy, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus ranks 96 out of 4,668Before him are Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Brutus the Younger (-85), Tintoretto (1518), Pope Pius X (1835), Enrico Fermi (1901), and Domitian (51). After him are Pliny the Elder (23), Pope Benedict XV (1854), Pope Paul III (1468), Terence Hill (1939), Pope Leo XIII (1810), and Masaccio (1401).


Among politicians born in Italy, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus ranks 19Before him are Vespasian (9), Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), Titus (41), Brutus the Younger (-85), and Domitian (51). After him are Antoninus Pius (86), Silvio Berlusconi (1936), Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Scipio Africanus (-235), Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), and Cardinal Mazarin (1602).