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Otho (, OH-tho; born Marcus Salvius Otho; 28 April 32 – 16 April 69) was Roman emperor, ruling for three months from 15 January to 16 April 69. He was the second emperor of the Year of the Four Emperors. A member of a noble Etruscan family, Otho was initially a friend and courtier of the young emperor Nero until he was effectively banished to the governorship of the remote province of Lusitania in 58 following his wife Poppaea Sabina's affair with Nero. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otho has received more than 2,172,282 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Otho is the 450th most popular politician (down from 447th in 2019), the 221st most popular biography from Italy (down from 207th in 2019) and the 36th most popular Italian Politician.

Otho is most famous for being the only emperor of Rome who was not a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

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Among politicians, Otho ranks 450 out of 19,576Before him are Leopold I of Belgium, Peisistratos, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Menkaure, Louis X of France, and Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou. After him are Radovan Karadžić, Louis Bonaparte, Mustafa III, Shah Jahan, Alaric I, and Giuseppe Mazzini.

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Among people born in 32, Otho ranks 1After him are Ban Gu, and Ban Chao. Among people deceased in 69, Otho ranks 3Before him are Galba, and Vitellius. After him are James, brother of Jesus, Sporus, Tigellinus, Domitilla the Younger, Cartimandua, Evodius, Titus Flavius Sabinus, Epaphroditus, and Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus.

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Among people born in Italy, Otho ranks 221 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Benedict XIV (1675), Pope Martin V (1369), Gerolamo Cardano (1501), Pope Clement XIII (1693), Suetonius (70), and Agnes of Rome (291). After him are Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Marcellus II (1501), Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Pope Pelagius I (505), Piero della Francesca (1415), and Pope Clement X (1590).


Among politicians born in Italy, Otho ranks 36Before him are Sergio Mattarella (1941), Nerva (30), Scipio Africanus (-235), Vitellius (15), Pompey (-106), and Servius Tullius (-600). After him are Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Lucius Verus (130), Umberto II of Italy (1904), Pertinax (126), Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700), and Valentinian III (419).