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238 BC - 148 BC

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Masinissa (Numidian: , MSNSN; c. 238 BC – 148 BC: 180, 183 ), also spelled Massinissa, Massena and Massan, was an ancient Numidian king best known for leading a federation of Massylii Berber tribes during the Second Punic War (218–201 BC), ultimately uniting them into a kingdom that became a major regional power in North Africa. Much of what is known about Masinissa comes from the Livy's History of Rome, and to a lesser extent Cicero's Scipio's Dream. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Masinissa has received more than 435,056 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Masinissa is the 1,454th most popular politician, the 11th most popular biography from Tunisia and the 4th most popular Tunisian Politician.

Masinissa was a king of Numidia in North Africa. He was the son of the king Syphax and the Carthaginian princess Sophonisba. He became king of Numidia after his father was defeated by the Romans in the Second Punic War. He was a strong ally of Rome and helped them conquer Carthage.

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Among politicians, Masinissa ranks 1,454 out of 15,577Before him are Václav Klaus, Christian VI of Denmark, Chilperic I, Thomas Sankara, Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, and Walter Schellenberg. After him are Berengar I of Italy, Baldwin V of Jerusalem, Karađorđe, Robert Ley, Marie of Romania, and Kim Young-sam.

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Among people born in 238 BC, Masinissa ranks 1After him is Philip V of Macedon. Among people deceased in 148 BC, Masinissa ranks 1After him are Pushyamitra Shunga, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, and Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus.

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In Tunisia

Among people born in Tunisia, Masinissa ranks 11 out of 179Before him are Terence (-185), Cyprian (200), Hamilcar Barca (-275), Habib Bourguiba (1903), Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936), and Hasdrubal Barca (-300). After him are Hanno the Navigator (-633), Mago Barca (-243), Clodius Albinus (150), Fatima al-Fihri (800), Aemilianus (207), and Beji Caid Essebsi (1926).

Among POLITICIANS In Tunisia

Among politicians born in Tunisia, Masinissa ranks 4Before him are Hannibal (-183), Habib Bourguiba (1903), and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936). After him are Mago Barca (-243), Clodius Albinus (150), Aemilianus (207), Beji Caid Essebsi (1926), Gunthamund (450), Hasdrubal the Fair (-270), Gordian II (190), and Sophonisba (-300).