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Septimius Odaenathus (Palmyrene Aramaic: 𐡠𐡣𐡩𐡮𐡶‎, ʾDYNT, vocalized as ʾŌdainaṯ; Arabic: أذينة, romanized: Uḏaina; c. 220 – 267) was the founder king (Mlk) of the Palmyrene Kingdom who ruled from Palmyra, Syria. He elevated the status of his kingdom from a regional center subordinate to Rome into a formidable state in the Near East. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Odaenathus has received more than 389,353 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Odaenathus is the 3,046th most popular politician (up from 3,804th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Syria (up from 45th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Syrian Politician.

Odaenathus was a king of the Palmyrene Empire, who conquered Egypt in the 3rd century AD.

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Among politicians, Odaenathus ranks 3,046 out of 15,577Before him are Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, Prince Augustus William of Prussia, Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, Abbas II of Egypt, August Landmesser, and Teos of Egypt. After him are Bardiya, Emperor Sakuramachi, Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse, Henry II the Pious, Abdul Rahman Arif, and Sancho II of Portugal.

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Among people born in 220, Odaenathus ranks 5Before him are Saint Christopher, Novatian, Herennius Etruscus, and Quintillus. After him is Aureolus. Among people deceased in 267, Odaenathus ranks 1

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Odaenathus ranks 36 out of 181Before him are Émile Benveniste (1902), Romanos the Melodist (490), Adunis (1930), Moustapha Akkad (1930), Heliodorus of Emesa (250), and Julia Maesa (165). After him are Yazid III (701), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), Nicolaus of Damascus (-64), Al-Dhahabi (1274), Herodian (170), and Michel Aflaq (1910).


Among politicians born in Syria, Odaenathus ranks 16Before him are Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Musa ibn Nusayr (640), Antiochus II Theos (-286), Yazid II (687), and Julia Maesa (165). After him are Yazid III (701), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), Michel Aflaq (1910), Julia Soaemias (180), Tutush I (1066), and Al-Adil I (1145).