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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 272,788 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Olybrius is the 1,433rd most popular politician (down from 1,400th in 2019), the 569th most popular biography from Italy (down from 535th in 2019) and the 94th 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 1,433 out of 15,710Before him are Louis, Prince of Condé, Emperor Taizu of Song, Emperor Guangwu of Han, Sunjong of Korea, Millard Fillmore, and Jingtai Emperor. After him are Kayqubad I, Philip of Swabia, Kurt Schuschnigg, Kim Young-sam, Leo von Caprivi, and Tsai Ing-wen.

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Among people born in 400, Olybrius ranks 6Before him are Kālidāsa, Pope Celestine I, Merovech, Saint Ursula, and Pope Zosimus. After him are Alexius of Rome, Joannes, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Ermanaric, Aspar, and Vasubandhu. 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 569 out of 4,088Before him are Statius (40), Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (1545), Charles Ponzi (1882), Gregorio Allegri (1582), and Pope Anastasius III (890). After him are Philip of Swabia (1177), Kurt Schuschnigg (1897), Edmondo De Amicis (1846), Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479), Gentile Bellini (1429), and Giorgio Moroder (1940).


Among politicians born in Italy, Olybrius ranks 94Before him are Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Lucullus (-118), Berengar I of Italy (850), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), and Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (1545). After him are Philip of Swabia (1177), Kurt Schuschnigg (1897), Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479), Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (1666), Francis I of the Two Sicilies (1777), and Marcus Furius Camillus (-446).