Pescennius Niger

135 - 194

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Gaius Pescennius Niger (c. 135 – 194) was a Roman usurper from 193 to 194 during the Year of the Five Emperors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pescennius Niger has received more than 333,509 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Pescennius Niger is the 1,913th most popular politician (up from 2,269th in 2019), the 698th most popular biography from Italy (up from 807th in 2019) and the 122nd most popular Italian Politician.

Pescennius niger is most famous for being a black, lichen-like fungus that grows on the walls of caves and rock surfaces.

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Among politicians, Pescennius Niger ranks 1,913 out of 19,576Before him are Tomoe Gozen, Babrak Karmal, Andrey Vyshinsky, Joko Widodo, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, and Ptolemy XI Alexander II. After him are Alexios II Komnenos, Georgios Papadopoulos, Simone Veil, Emperor Renzong of Song, Eudokia Makrembolitissa, and Ladislaus IV of Hungary.

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Among people born in 135, Pescennius Niger ranks 1After him are Judah ha-Nasi, and He Jin. Among people deceased in 194, Pescennius Niger ranks 1

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pescennius Niger ranks 698 out of 5,161Before him are Joseph of Cupertino (1603), Agathocles of Syracuse (-361), Nicola Pisano (1225), Pope Marcellinus (250), Giorgetto Giugiaro (1938), and Giacinto Facchetti (1942). After him are Beatrice Cenci (1577), Francesco Guardi (1712), Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), Arnolfo di Cambio (1240), Leonardo Bruni (1370), and Pope Stephen V (850).


Among politicians born in Italy, Pescennius Niger ranks 122Before him are Henry of Germany (1211), Palmiro Togliatti (1893), Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562), and Agathocles of Syracuse (-361). After him are Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia (1759), Britannicus (41), Claudia Octavia (40), Quintus Sertorius (-126), and Mario Monti (1943).