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Anicius Olybrius (died 2 November 472) was Roman emperor from July 472 until his death later that same year; his rule as augustus in the western Roman Empire was not recognised as legitimate by the ruling augustus in the eastern Roman Empire, Leo I (r. 457–474). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olybrius has received more than 414,359 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Olybrius is the 1,662nd most popular politician (down from 1,616th in 2019), the 619th most popular biography from Italy (down from 602nd in 2019) and the 103rd most popular Italian Politician.

Olybrius was the first of the Western Roman Emperors to come from an aristocratic background, and he is most famous for being the first Western Emperor to die in battle.

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Among politicians, Olybrius ranks 1,662 out of 19,576Before him are Menelik II, Maria Josepha of Bavaria, Stephen V of Hungary, Emeric, King of Hungary, Princess Birgitta of Sweden, and Tiglath-Pileser I. After him are Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Shah Rukh, Li Zicheng, Kim Yong-nam, and Shalmaneser III.

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Among people born in 400, Olybrius ranks 6Before him are Pope Celestine I, Kālidāsa, Saint Ursula, Merovech, and Pope Zosimus. After him are Vasubandhu, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Alexius of Rome, Ermanaric, Aspar, and Yazdegerd I. Among people deceased in 472, Olybrius ranks 2Before him is Anthemius. After him is Ricimer.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Olybrius ranks 619 out of 5,161Before him are Alessandro Manzoni (1785), Charles II of Naples (1254), Publius Clodius Pulcher (-90), Frank Capra (1897), Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1782), and Domenico Cimarosa (1749). After him are Arrigo Sacchi (1946), Bernardo Bellotto (1721), Andrew III of Hungary (1265), Giuliano Gemma (1938), Giovanni Agnelli (1866), and Baldassare Castiglione (1478).


Among politicians born in Italy, Olybrius ranks 103Before him are Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (1545), Alexander of Battenberg (1857), Constans (320), Charles II of Naples (1254), Publius Clodius Pulcher (-90), and Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1782). After him are Andrew III of Hungary (1265), Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860), Kurt Schuschnigg (1897), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479), and Libius Severus (420).