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Nero ( NEER-oh; Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; 15 December 37 – 9 June 68 AD) was the fifth Roman emperor, ruling from 54 to 68. His infamous reign is usually associated with tyranny, extravagance and debauchery. Nero, originally named Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, belonged to the Julio-Claudian dynasty, and was adopted as heir by the emperor Claudius, his great-uncle and stepfather. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nero has received more than 9,426,152 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 28th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Nero ranks 28 out of 14,801Before him are Otto von Bismarck, Mao Zedong, Attila, Cicero, Winston Churchill, and Abraham Lincoln. After him are Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Victoria, Umar, Maria Theresa, Richard III of England, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among people born in 37, Nero ranks 1After him is Josephus. Among people deceased in 68, Nero ranks 1After him are Mark the Evangelist, Philemon, Statilia Messalina, Gaius Julius Vindex, Lucius Clodius Macer, and Publius Petronius Turpilianus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Nero ranks 18 out of 3,282Before him are Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Benito Mussolini (1883), Cicero (-106), Thomas Aquinas (1225), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), and Virgil (-70). After him are Giordano Bruno (1548), Francis of Assisi (1182), Commodus (161), Caravaggio (1571), Caligula (12), and Ovid (-43).


Among politicians born in Italy, Nero ranks 5Before him are Julius Caesar (-100), Augustus (-63), Benito Mussolini (1883), and Cicero (-106). After him are Commodus (161), Caligula (12), Marcus Aurelius (121), Pontius Pilate (-12), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Tiberius (-42), and Vespasian (9).

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