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Publius Helvius Pertinax (; 1 August 126 – 28 March 193) was Roman emperor for the first three months of 193. He succeeded Commodus to become the first emperor during the tumultuous Year of the Five Emperors. Born the son of a freed slave, Pertinax became an officer in the army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pertinax has received more than 1,953,123 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Pertinax is the 341st most popular politician (up from 527th in 2019), the 165th most popular biography from Italy (up from 252nd in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Italian Politician.

Pertinax is most famous for being the first emperor of Rome to be killed by a mob.

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Among politicians, Pertinax ranks 341 out of 15,710Before him are Numa Pompilius, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Ali Khamenei, Ahmed III, Lucius Verus, and Victor Emmanuel III of Italy. After him are Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, Alaric I, Mahidevran, Louis II of Hungary, George V, and Barack Obama.

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Among people born in 126, Pertinax ranks 1 Among people deceased in 193, Pertinax ranks 1After him are Didius Julianus, Xiao He, and Manlia Scantilla.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pertinax ranks 165 out of 4,088Before him are Suetonius (70), Marcello Mastroianni (1924), Numa Pompilius (-753), Pope Paul V (1552), Lucius Verus (130), and Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869). After him are Pope Leo I (390), Pope Gregory XII (1335), Amedeo Avogadro (1776), Pope Sixtus V (1520), Giorgione (1478), and Pope Clement XII (1652).


Among politicians born in Italy, Pertinax ranks 32Before him are Nerva (30), Cardinal Mazarin (1602), Galba (-3), Numa Pompilius (-753), Lucius Verus (130), and Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869). After him are Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Vitellius (15), Didius Julianus (133), Tiberius Gracchus (-163), Servius Tullius (-600), and Otho (32).