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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. Following Sulla's assumption of the dictatorship, Crassus amassed an enormous fortune through real estate speculation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcus Licinius Crassus has received more than 3,760,359 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Marcus Licinius Crassus is the 183rd most popular politician (down from 117th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Italy (down from 48th in 2019) and the 15th 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 183 out of 15,577Before him are Thutmose III, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles I of Austria, Nicholas I of Russia, Orhan, and George H. W. Bush. After him are Kublai Khan, Alp Arslan, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Salman of Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump, and Leonidas I.

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Among people born in 115 BC, Marcus Licinius Crassus ranks 1After him are Antiochus XI Epiphanes, Gaius Cassius Longinus Varus, and Marcus Antonius Creticus. 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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Among people born in Italy, Marcus Licinius Crassus ranks 78 out of 4,668Before him are Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Livy (-59), Giorgio Vasari (1511), and Pope Julius II (1443). After him are Ennio Morricone (1928), Pope Gregory VII (1020), Pope Pius IX (1792), Titus (41), Michael Collins (1930), and Antonio Salieri (1750).


Among politicians born in Italy, Marcus Licinius Crassus ranks 15Before him are Pontius Pilate (-12), Tiberius (-42), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Mark Antony (-83), Vespasian (9), and Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194). After him are Titus (41), Brutus the Younger (-85), Domitian (51), Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600), Antoninus Pius (86), and Silvio Berlusconi (1936).