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 266,157 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Marcus Claudius Marcellus is the 3,480th most popular politician (down from 3,362nd in 2019), the 1,127th most popular biography from Italy and the 257th 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 3,480 out of 15,710Before him are Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Traian Băsescu, Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler, Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Liuvigild, and John Corvinus. After him are Sinsharishkun, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Shirkuh, Shamshi-Adad V, Oleg Penkovsky, and Jehoahaz of Israel.

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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 1,127 out of 4,088Before him are Thomas Cajetan (1469), Bernabò Visconti (1323), Dion of Syracuse (-409), Gaius Terentius Varro (-300), Luigi Nono (1924), and Taddeo Gaddi (1290). After him are Totò (1898), Piero Manzoni (1933), Gino Severini (1883), Salvator Rosa (1615), Andrea Amati (1505), and Mary of Modena (1658).


Among politicians born in Italy, Marcus Claudius Marcellus ranks 257Before him are Milonia Caesonia (7), Coluccio Salutati (1331), Filippo Maria Visconti (1392), Bernabò Visconti (1323), Dion of Syracuse (-409), and Gaius Terentius Varro (-300). After him are Margaret of Savoy, Vicereine of Portugal (1589), Louis V, Duke of Bavaria (1315), Verres (-120), Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (1587), Domitia Lepida the Younger (0), and Gelon (-600).