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Marcus Opellius Macrinus (, mə-CRY-nəs; c. 165 – June 218) was Roman emperor from April 217 to June 218, reigning jointly with his young son Diadumenianus. Born in Caesarea in the Roman province of Mauretania Caesariensis to an equestrian family of Berber origins, he became the first emperor who did not hail from the senatorial class and also the first emperor who never visited Rome during his reign. Before becoming emperor, Macrinus served under Emperor Caracalla as a praetorian prefect and dealt with Rome's civil affairs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Macrinus has received more than 1,395,544 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia. Macrinus is the 578th most popular politician (down from 488th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Algeria and the most popular Algerian Politician.

Macrinus was a Roman emperor who ruled from 217 to 218. He is most famous for being the last of the so-called "Five Good Emperors" of Rome.

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Among politicians, Macrinus ranks 578 out of 19,576Before him are Sneferu, Chaim Weizmann, Xanthippe, Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu, Hassan II of Morocco, and Khosrow I. After him are Philip III of France, Hamid Karzai, Irene of Athens, Tigranes the Great, Zubayr ibn al-Awam, and Constantius II.

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Among people born in 164, Macrinus ranks 1After him is Bruttia Crispina. Among people deceased in 218, Macrinus ranks 1After him is Diadumenian.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Macrinus ranks 7 out of 213Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Albert Camus (1913), Apuleius (125), Tariq ibn Ziyad (670), Jacques Derrida (1930), and Yves Saint Laurent (1936). After him are Saint Monica (332), Louis Althusser (1918), Jugurtha (-160), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), and Juba II (-52).

Among POLITICIANS In Algeria

Among politicians born in Algeria, Macrinus ranks 1After him are Jugurtha (-160), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), Juba II (-52), Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945), Houari Boumédiène (1932), Dihya (700), Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (1898), Juba I of Numidia (-85), Ptolemy of Mauretania (-9), and Syphax (-250).