Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (; 26 April 121 – 17 March 180) was the Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors (a term coined some 13 centuries later by Niccolò Machiavelli), and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcus Aurelius has received more than 8,048,475 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 49th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Marcus Aurelius ranks 48 out of 14,801Before him are Fidel Castro, Huang Xianfan, Caligula, Martin Van Buren, Josip Broz Tito, and Akhenaten. After him are Hillary Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Mary, Queen of Scots, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Pericles, and Nikita Khrushchev.

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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, Melito of Sardis, Polyaenus, and Hegesippus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Marcus Aurelius ranks 25 out of 3,282Before him are Giordano Bruno (1548), Francis of Assisi (1182), Commodus (161), Caravaggio (1571), Caligula (12), and Ovid (-43). After him are Amerigo Vespucci (1454), Petrarch (1304), Sandro Botticelli (1445), Giovanni Boccaccio (1313), Pontius Pilate (-12), and Horace (-65).


Among politicians born in Italy, Marcus Aurelius ranks 8Before him are Augustus (-63), Benito Mussolini (1883), Cicero (-106), Nero (37), Commodus (161), and Caligula (12). After him are Pontius Pilate (-12), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Tiberius (-42), Vespasian (9), Mark Antony (-83), and Pompey (-106).

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