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Marcus Claudius Marcellus

42 BC - 23 BC

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Marcus Claudius Marcellus (42–23 BC) was the eldest son of Gaius Claudius Marcellus and Octavia Minor, sister of Augustus (then known as Octavian). He was Augustus' nephew and closest male relative, and began to enjoy an accelerated political career as a result. He was educated with his cousin Tiberius and traveled with him to Hispania where they served under Augustus in the Cantabrian Wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcus Claudius Marcellus has received more than 364,600 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Marcus Claudius Marcellus is the 3,700th most popular politician (down from 3,475th in 2019), the 1,153rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,127th in 2019) and the 260th most popular Italian Politician.

Marcus Claudius Marcellus was a Roman general and politician. He is most famous for defeating Hannibal at the Battle of Cannae.

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Among politicians, Marcus Claudius Marcellus ranks 3,700 out of 15,577Before him are Ahmad ibn Tulun, Charibert II, Oleg Penkovsky, Nicholas Kanabos, Şah Sultan, and Musa Çelebi. After him are Ziusudra, Ghazi of Iraq, Emil Jellinek, Menander I, Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, and Bayinnaung.

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Among people born in 42 BC, Marcus Claudius Marcellus ranks 2Before him is Tiberius.  Among people deceased in 23 BC, Marcus Claudius Marcellus ranks 1

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Among people born in Italy, Marcus Claudius Marcellus ranks 1,153 out of 4,668Before him are Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1533), Lucilla (150), Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45), Giuseppe Bertello (1942), Ludovico Carracci (1555), and Titus Pomponius Atticus (-110). After him are Julia Drusilla (39), Veronica Franco (1546), Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774), Niccolò Jommelli (1714), Gioseffo Zarlino (1517), and Franco Corelli (1921).


Among politicians born in Italy, Marcus Claudius Marcellus ranks 260Before him are Milonia Caesonia (7), Marcomer (400), Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus (-600), Oscar Luigi Scalfaro (1918), Frederick of Naples (1451), and Lucilla (150). After him are Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Calvus (-265), Publius Licinius Crassus (-86), Francis V, Duke of Modena (1819), Francesco Foscari (1373), Dion of Syracuse (-409), and Coluccio Salutati (1331).