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Macrinus (; Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus; c. 165 – June 218) was Roman Emperor from April 217 to 8 June 218. He reigned jointly with his young son Diadumenianus. Macrinus was by origin a Berber from Mauretania Caesariensis (Chrechel, Algeria) A member of the equestrian class, he became the first emperor who did not hail from the senatorial class and was the first emperor from Mauretania. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Macrinus has received more than 731,409 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Macrinus is the 417th most popular politician (up from 539th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Algeria and the most popular Algerian Politician.

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Among politicians, Macrinus ranks 417 out of 15,710. Before him are Henry the Fowler, Rurik, Taejo of Joseon, Charles the Fat, Frederick III, German Emperor, and Sukarno. After him are Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis the German, John III Sobieski, Hongwu Emperor, Solon, and Idi Amin.

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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 6 out of 164. Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Albert Camus (1913), Yves Saint Laurent (1936), Apuleius (125), and Jacques Derrida (1930). After him are Louis Althusser (1918), Saint Monica (332), Jugurtha (-160), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), and Édouard-Henri Avril (1849).

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), Dihya (700), Houari Boumédiène (1932), Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (1898), Marcel Cerdan (1916), Syphax (-250), Juba I of Numidia (-85), and Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945).