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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 9,905,422 page views. His biography is available in 101 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 100 in 2019). Nero is the 32nd most popular politician (down from 28th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Italy and the 6th most popular Italian Politician.

Nero was a Roman emperor who is most famous for starting the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD.

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Among politicians, Nero ranks 32 out of 15,710Before him are Commodus, Umar, Abraham Lincoln, Queen Victoria, Carles Puigdemont, and Mikhail Gorbachev. After him are Louis XVI of France, Justinian I, Marcus Aurelius, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Pericles, and Huang Xianfan.

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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, Publius Petronius Turpilianus, and Lucius Clodius Macer.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Nero ranks 18 out of 4,088Before him are Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Benito Mussolini (1883), Thomas Aquinas (1225), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Cicero (-106), and Commodus (161). After him are Giordano Bruno (1548), Caravaggio (1571), Francis of Assisi (1182), Marcus Aurelius (121), Virgil (-70), and Petrarch (1304).


Among politicians born in Italy, Nero ranks 6Before him are Julius Caesar (-100), Augustus (-63), Benito Mussolini (1883), Cicero (-106), and Commodus (161). After him are Marcus Aurelius (121), Caligula (12), Pontius Pilate (-12), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Tiberius (-42), and Mark Antony (-83).