Musa of Parthia

40 BC - 20

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Musa (also spelled Mousa), also known as Thea Musa, was a ruling queen of the Parthian Empire from 2 BC to 4 AD. Originally an Italian slave-girl, she was given as a gift to the Parthian monarch Phraates IV (r. 37 BC – 2 BC) by the Roman Emperor Augustus (r. 27 BC – 14 AD). She quickly became queen and a favourite of Phraates IV, giving birth to Phraataces (Phraates V). In 2 BC, she had Phraates IV poisoned and made herself, along with Phraates V, the co-rulers of the empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Musa of Parthia has received more than 131,890 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Musa of Parthia is the 4,621st most popular politician (up from 8,563rd in 2019), the 1,368th most popular biography from Italy (up from 2,199th in 2019) and the 318th most popular Italian Politician.

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Among politicians, Musa of Parthia ranks 4,621 out of 19,576Before her are Yaroslav II of Vladimir, Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, Nikola Zhekov, Ziusudra, Yuya, and Walter Simons. After her are Amadou Toumani Touré, Doquz Khatun, Şehzade Ahmet, Suryavarman II, Michel Suleiman, and Peter Delyan.

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Among people born in 40 BC, Musa of Parthia ranks 3Before her are Cleopatra Selene II, and Alexander Helios. After her are Gaius Asinius Gallus Saloninus, and Paullus Fabius Maximus. Among people deceased in 20, Musa of Parthia ranks 2Before her is Vipsania Agrippina. After her are Verrius Flaccus, Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso, Amanitore, and Natakamani.

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Among people born in Italy, Musa of Parthia ranks 1,368 out of 5,161Before her are Alfredo Ferrari (1932), Battista Farina (1893), Renato Dulbecco (1914), Walter Bonatti (1930), Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri (1667), and Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz (1936). After her are Franco Alfano (1875), Claudio Magris (1939), Gaius Asinius Pollio (-76), Alessandro Nesta (1976), Frederick IV, Duke of Austria (1382), and Angelo Secchi (1818).


Among politicians born in Italy, Musa of Parthia ranks 318Before her are Enrico Berlinguer (1922), Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1882), Ludovico Manin (1725), Vittorio Storaro (1940), Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (-49), and Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz (1936). After her are Vonones I (-100), Quintus Hortensius (-114), Matthias Gallas (1584), Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1835), Giuseppe Conte (1964), and Andrew, Duke of Calabria (1327).