Pompeius Strabo

135 BC - 87 BC

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Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo (135 – 87 BC) was a Roman general and politician, who served as consul in 89 BC. He is often referred to in English as Pompey Strabo, to distinguish him from his son, the famous Pompey the Great, or from Strabo the geographer. Strabo's cognomen means "cross eyed". He lived in the Roman Republic and was born and raised into a noble family in Picenum (in the south and the north of the modern regions of Marche and Abruzzo respectively) in Central Italy, on the Adriatic Coast. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pompeius Strabo has received more than 57,200 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Pompeius Strabo is the 4,110th most popular politician (down from 3,489th in 2019), the 1,283rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,105th in 2019) and the 305th most popular Italian Politician.

Pompeius Strabo was a Roman poet and satirist. He is most famous for his poem "The War of the Romans and the Sabines" which is an account of the war between the Romans and the Sabines.

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Among politicians, Pompeius Strabo ranks 4,110 out of 15,710Before him are Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Erwin Piscator, Teispes, Osroes I, Marine Le Pen, and Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut. After him are Eleanor of Viseu, Kunigunde of Austria, Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Lucius Munatius Plancus, Sextus Afranius Burrus, and Sigismund Kęstutaitis.

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Among people born in 135 BC, Pompeius Strabo ranks 5Before him are Posidonius, Gaius Julius Caesar, Lucius Cornelius Cinna, and Antiochus IX Cyzicenus. After him are Lucius Julius Caesar and Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos. Among people deceased in 87 BC, Pompeius Strabo ranks 3Before him are Emperor Wu of Han and Marcus Antonius. After him are Quintus Lutatius Catulus, Lucius Julius Caesar, Quintus Mucius Scaevola Augur, Lucius Cornelius Merula, and Gnaeus Octavius.

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Among people born in Italy, Pompeius Strabo ranks 1,283 out of 4,088Before him are Vittorio Pozzo (1886), Dino Risi (1916), Valentino Rossi (1979), Timaeus (-350), Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), and Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino (1490). After him are Lucius Munatius Plancus (-87), Lawrence of Brindisi (1559), Giovanni Bononcini (1670), Juliana of Nicomedia (285), Mario Beccaria (1920), and Gianna Beretta Molla (1922).


Among politicians born in Italy, Pompeius Strabo ranks 305Before him are Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1500), Margaret, Countess of Tyrol (1318), Marino Faliero (1274), Ivanoe Bonomi (1873), Drusus Caesar (7), and Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino (1490). After him are Lucius Munatius Plancus (-87), Mario Beccaria (1920), William III of Sicily (1185), Frank Lentini (1889), Vittorio Storaro (1940), and Charles I, Duke of Savoy (1468).