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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 389,518 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Olybrius is the 1,639th most popular politician (down from 1,431st in 2019), the 604th most popular biography from Italy (down from 569th in 2019) and the 100th 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 1,639 out of 15,577Before him are Mátyás Rákosi, Claudia Octavia, Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria, Henry, King of Portugal, Alaric II, and Uzziah. After him are Celâl Bayar, Libius Severus, Crazy Horse, Pharamond, Ptolemy IX Lathyros, and Empress Lü.

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Among people born in 400, Olybrius ranks 7Before him are Kālidāsa, Pope Celestine I, Merovech, Saint Ursula, Pope Zosimus, and Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus. After him are Alexius of Rome, Vasubandhu, Ermanaric, Yazdegerd I, Constantine III, and Chandragupta II. 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 604 out of 4,668Before him are Aldus Manutius (1449), Roberto Baggio (1967), Baldassare Castiglione (1478), Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729), Claudia Octavia (40), and Saint Eustace (10). After him are Frank Capra (1897), Libius Severus (420), Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), and Alexander of Battenberg (1857).


Among politicians born in Italy, Olybrius ranks 100Before him are Lucullus (-118), Kurt Schuschnigg (1897), Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Maria Luisa of Spain (1745), Damocles (null), and Claudia Octavia (40). After him are Libius Severus (420), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Alexander of Battenberg (1857), Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260), Giulio Andreotti (1919), and Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810).