Numa Pompilius

753 BC - 673 BC

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Numa Pompilius (Latin pronunciation: [ˈnʊma pɔmˈpɪlijʊs]; 753–673 BC; reigned 715–673 BC) was the legendary second king of Rome, succeeding Romulus after a one-year interregnum. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Numa Pompilius has received more than 612,869 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Numa Pompilius is the 335th most popular politician (up from 395th in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from Italy and the 29th most popular Italian Politician.

Numa Pompilius was the second king of Rome, succeeding Romulus. He is most famous for creating the Roman calendar.

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Among politicians, Numa Pompilius ranks 335 out of 15,710Before him are Khufu, Decius, Sitting Bull, Edward VIII, Indira Gandhi, and Sokollu Mehmed Pasha. After him are Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Ali Khamenei, Ahmed III, Lucius Verus, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, and Pertinax.

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Among people born in 753 BC, Numa Pompilius ranks 1 Among people deceased in 673 BC, Numa Pompilius ranks 1

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Among people born in Italy, Numa Pompilius ranks 161 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Clement VIII (1536), Pope Benedict XIV (1675), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Suetonius (70), and Marcello Mastroianni (1924). After him are Pope Paul V (1552), Lucius Verus (130), Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), Pertinax (126), Pope Leo I (390), and Pope Gregory XII (1335).


Among politicians born in Italy, Numa Pompilius ranks 29Before him are Sulla (-138), Pompey (-106), Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Nerva (30), Cardinal Mazarin (1602), and Galba (-3). After him are Lucius Verus (130), Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), Pertinax (126), Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Vitellius (15), and Didius Julianus (133).