Marcus Licinius Crassus

115 BC - 53 BC

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Marcus Licinius Crassus (; 115 – 53 BC) was a Roman general and statesman who played a key role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. He is often called "the richest man in Rome". Crassus began his public career as a military commander under Lucius Cornelius Sulla during his civil war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcus Licinius Crassus has received more than 4,411,989 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Marcus Licinius Crassus is the 252nd most popular politician (down from 181st in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Italy (down from 78th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Italian Politician.

Marcus Licinius Crassus was a Roman general and politician who was a part of the First Triumvirate. He is most famous for being the richest man in Rome.

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Among politicians, Marcus Licinius Crassus ranks 252 out of 19,576Before him are Cleisthenes, Ferdinand I of Austria, António Guterres, Charles II of Spain, Louis XI of France, and Eva Perón. After him are François Mitterrand, Antoninus Pius, Philip II of France, Rudolf Hess, Rodrigo Duterte, and Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among people born in 115 BC, Marcus Licinius Crassus ranks 1After him are Antiochus XI Epiphanes, Marcus Antonius Creticus, and Gaius Cassius Longinus Varus. Among people deceased in 53 BC, Marcus Licinius Crassus ranks 1After him are Ambiorix, Publius Licinius Crassus, and Gaius Scribonius Curio.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Marcus Licinius Crassus ranks 104 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Leo X (1475), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Domitian (51), Pope Pius III (1439), Pope Gregory VII (1020), and Tintoretto (1518). After him are Pliny the Elder (23), Antoninus Pius (86), Pope Pius X (1835), Amedeo Avogadro (1776), Pope Paul III (1468), and Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916).


Among politicians born in Italy, Marcus Licinius Crassus ranks 21Before him are Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Titus (41), Mark Antony (-83), Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600), Sonia Gandhi (1946), and Domitian (51). After him are Antoninus Pius (86), Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Numa Pompilius (-753), Brutus the Younger (-85), Sulla (-138), and Cardinal Mazarin (1602).