Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Latin: [ˈmaːrkʊs au̯ˈreːliʊs antoːˈniːnʊs]; English: aw-REE-lee-əs; 26 April 121 – 17 March 180) was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was a member of the Nerva–Antonine dynasty, the last of the rulers later known as the Five Good Emperors and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace, calm, and stability for the Roman Empire lasting from 27 BC to 180 AD. He served as Roman consul in 140, 145, and 161. Marcus Aurelius was the son of the praetor Marcus Annius Verus and his wife, Domitia Calvilla. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcus Aurelius has received more than 15,976,708 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 98 in 2019). Marcus Aurelius is the 60th most popular politician (down from 54th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Italy and the 7th most popular Italian Politician.

Marcus Aurelius was the Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. He is most famous for his Meditations, a series of personal writings that provide insight into his thoughts and actions.

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Over the past year Marcus Aurelius has had the most page views in the with 2,822,173 views, followed by Spanish (637,240), and Russian (340,291). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Mingrelian (160,700.00%), Uzbek (929.85%), and Urdu (286.08%)


Among politicians, Marcus Aurelius ranks 60 out of 19,576Before him are Peter the Great, James K. Polk, Sargon of Akkad, Muammar Gaddafi, Hannibal, and Joe Biden. After him are Queen Victoria, Franklin Pierce, Frederick the Great, Richard I of England, Selim II, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Among people born in 121, Marcus Aurelius ranks 1 Among people deceased in 180, Marcus Aurelius ranks 1After him are Pausanias, Gaius, Aulus Gellius, Tatian, Polyaenus, Melito of Sardis, and Hegesippus.

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Among people born in Italy, Marcus Aurelius ranks 26 out of 5,161Before him are Francis of Assisi (1182), Nero (37), Caravaggio (1571), Petrarch (1304), Amerigo Vespucci (1454), and Ovid (-43). After him are Giovanni Boccaccio (1313), Sandro Botticelli (1445), Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Caligula (12), Alessandro Volta (1745), and Horace (-65).


Among politicians born in Italy, Marcus Aurelius ranks 7Before him are Julius Caesar (-100), Augustus (-63), Commodus (161), Benito Mussolini (1883), Cicero (-106), and Nero (37). After him are Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Caligula (12), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Silvio Berlusconi (1936), Pontius Pilate (-12), and Tiberius (-42).