238 BC - 148 BC

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Masinissa (Numidian: , Masnsen; 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 536,921 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Masinissa is the 1,467th most popular politician (down from 1,436th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Tunisia and the 5th 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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    Languages Editions (L)

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Page views of Masinissas by language

Over the past year Masinissa has had the most page views in the with 114,741 views, followed by English (76,930), and French (72,936). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Greek (435.03%), (74.70%), and Basque (47.66%)


Among politicians, Masinissa ranks 1,467 out of 19,576Before him are Christopher of Bavaria, Margaret Theresa of Spain, Yeonsangun of Joseon, Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, Jiajing Emperor, and Porfirio Díaz. After him are Charles III of Naples, Leo von Caprivi, Urho Kekkonen, Koxinga, Uzziah, and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi.

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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 210Before him are Terence (-185), Cyprian (200), Habib Bourguiba (1903), Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936), Gordian II (190), and Hamilcar Barca (-275). After him are Mago Barca (-243), Clodius Albinus (150), Beji Caid Essebsi (1926), Hanno the Navigator (-633), Aemilianus (207), and Hasdrubal Barca (-300).

Among POLITICIANS In Tunisia

Among politicians born in Tunisia, Masinissa ranks 5Before him are Hannibal (-183), Habib Bourguiba (1903), Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936), and Gordian II (190). After him are Mago Barca (-243), Clodius Albinus (150), Beji Caid Essebsi (1926), Aemilianus (207), Sophonisba (-300), Gunthamund (450), and Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah (931).