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Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus ( NEER-oh; born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus; 15 December AD 37 – 9 June AD 68), was the fifth Roman emperor and final emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, reigning from AD 54 until his death in AD 68. He was adopted by the Roman emperor Claudius at the age of 13 and succeeded him on the throne. Nero was popular with the members of his Praetorian Guard and lower-class commoners in Rome and its provinces, but he was deeply resented by the Roman aristocracy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nero has received more than 13,690,608 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 101 in 2019). Nero is the 46th most popular politician (down from 32nd in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 18th in 2019) 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 46 out of 15,577Before him are Selim II, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Akhenaten, Pericles, Maria Theresa, and Ulysses S. Grant. After him are Leon Trotsky, Peter the Great, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Angela Merkel, Saddam Hussein, and Boris Yeltsin.

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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, Gaius Julius Vindex, Statilia Messalina, Lucius Clodius Macer, and Publius Petronius Turpilianus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Nero ranks 23 out of 4,668Before him are Virgil (-70), Commodus (161), Giordano Bruno (1548), Francis of Assisi (1182), Amerigo Vespucci (1454), and Caravaggio (1571). After him are Ovid (-43), Sandro Botticelli (1445), Marcus Aurelius (121), Petrarch (1304), Caligula (12), and Giovanni Boccaccio (1313).


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), Tiberius (-42), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), and Mark Antony (-83).