Philip the Arab

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Philip the Arab (Latin: Marcus Julius Philippus Arabs; c. 204 – September 249) was Roman emperor from 244 to 249. He was born in Aurantis, Arabia, in a city situated in modern-day Syria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip the Arab has received more than 1,233,750 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Philip the Arab is the 592nd most popular politician (down from 578th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Syria (down from 4th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Syrian Politician.

Philip the Arab is most famous for being the first Arab emperor of Rome. He was born in 244 AD and became emperor in 244 AD.

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Among politicians, Philip the Arab ranks 592 out of 15,710Before him are Constantine I of Greece, Hans Frank, Andromache, Tahmasp I, Władysław II Jagiełło, and Darius II. After him are Alija Izetbegović, Philip the Good, Eduard Shevardnadze, Leo III the Isaurian, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, and Ion Antonescu.

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Among people born in 204, Philip the Arab ranks 1 Among people deceased in 249, Philip the Arab ranks 1After him are Saint Apollonia, Philip II, Wang Bi, and Jotapianus.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Philip the Arab ranks 6 out of 158Before him are Elagabalus (203), Hafez al-Assad (1930), John of Damascus (676), Zenobia (240), and Yazid I (647). After him are Abd al-Rahman I (731), Pope Anicetus (70), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Pope Gregory III (700), and John Climacus (579).


Among politicians born in Syria, Philip the Arab ranks 5Before him are Elagabalus (203), Hafez al-Assad (1930), Zenobia (240), and Yazid I (647). After him are Abd al-Rahman I (731), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), and Musa ibn Nusayr (640).