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Philip the Arab

204 - 249

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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 1,338,217 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Philip the Arab is the 742nd most popular politician (down from 592nd in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Syria (down from 6th in 2019) and the 6th 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 742 out of 15,577Before him are Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Ptolemy III Euergetes, Anne of Brittany, Umberto I of Italy, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, and Jeroboam. After him are Josiah, Alexander Van der Bellen, Konstantin von Neurath, Louis, Grand Dauphin, Claudius Gothicus, and Letizia Ramolino.

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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 7 out of 181Before him are Elagabalus (203), Zenobia (240), John of Damascus (676), Yazid I (647), Hafez al-Assad (1930), and Abd al-Rahman I (731). After him are Pope Anicetus (70), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Ibn Kathir (1301), Pope Gregory III (700), and Muawiya II (661).


Among politicians born in Syria, Philip the Arab ranks 6Before him are Elagabalus (203), Zenobia (240), Yazid I (647), Hafez al-Assad (1930), and Abd al-Rahman I (731). After him are 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).