105 BC - 70 BC

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Oenomaus was a Gallic gladiator, who escaped from the gladiatorial school of Lentulus Batiatus in Capua. Together with Spartacus, Crixus, Castus, and Gannicus, he became one of the leaders of rebellious slaves during the Third Servile War (73–71 BC) Oenomaus was involved in one of the first major successes of the slave army, the rout of the army of the praetor Gaius Claudius Glaber, who had tried to lay siege to the slave army near Mount Vesuvius. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oenomaus has received more than 101,335 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Oenomaus is the 207th most popular military personnel (up from 492nd in 2019), the 645th most popular biography from France (up from 1,422nd in 2019) and the 21st most popular French Military Personnel.

Oenomaus was a king of the city of Pisa in the Peloponnese. He is most famous for his victory over the Spartan king, Leonidas, in the battle of Thermopylae.

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Among military personnels, Oenomaus ranks 207 out of 1,466Before him are Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Dietrich von Choltitz, Parmenion, Lysander, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, and Hasso von Manteuffel. After him are Tōgō Heihachirō, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Yue Fei, Josip Jelačić, Otto Carius, and Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy.

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Among people born in 105 BC, Oenomaus ranks 1After him are Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, Lucius Licinius Murena, and Marcus Atius. Among people deceased in 70 BC, Oenomaus ranks 1After him are Sinatruces of Parthia, Appius Claudius Pulcher, and Mithridates I Callinicus.

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Among people born in France, Oenomaus ranks 645 out of 5,234Before him are Gaston Leroux (1868), Michel Legrand (1932), Theuderic I (485), Jean-Henri Fabre (1823), René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), and Marin Marais (1656). After him are Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805), Paul Doumer (1857), Paul Broca (1824), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), Albert Fert (1938), and Hilary of Poitiers (315).


Among military personnels born in France, Oenomaus ranks 21Before him are Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Jean Lannes (1769), Auguste de Marmont (1774), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769), and Syagrius (430). After him are Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766), Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), Maurice Gamelin (1872), Jean-Baptiste Kléber (1753), and Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763).