106 BC - 48 BC

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Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Latin: [ˈŋnae̯ʊs pɔmˈpeːi̯ʊs ˈmaŋnʊs]; 29 September 106 BC – 28 September 48 BC), known in English as Pompey (, POM-pee) or Pompey the Great, was a general and statesman of the Roman Republic. He played a significant role in the transformation of Rome from republic to empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pompey has received more than 5,566,106 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Pompey is the 432nd most popular politician (down from 380th in 2019), the 208th most popular biography from Italy (down from 173rd in 2019) and the 34th most popular Italian Politician.

Pompey was most famous for his assassination of Julius Caesar.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 74.11

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 87

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Pompeys by language

Over the past year Pompey has had the most page views in the with 763,266 views, followed by Spanish (128,242), and Russian (118,983). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (242.46%), Uzbek (176.05%), and Cornish (146.08%)


Among politicians, Pompey ranks 432 out of 19,576Before him are Józef Piłsudski, Maximilian I of Mexico, Louis VIII of France, Augustus II the Strong, George V, and Horemheb. After him are Francis II of France, Servius Tullius, Björn Ironside, Severus Alexander, Arcadius, and Osman III.

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Among people born in 106 BC, Pompey ranks 2Before him is Cicero. After him is Decimus Laberius. Among people deceased in 48 BC, Pompey ranks 1After him are Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus, Pothinus, Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, Cassivellaunus, Titus Annius Milo, Achillas, Marcus Caelius Rufus, Lucius Cornelius Lentulus Crus, Appius Claudius Pulcher, and Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pompey ranks 208 out of 5,161Before him are Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Ludovico Sforza (1452), Pope Boniface V (575), Saint Cecilia (200), Livia (-58), and Boethius (480). After him are Servius Tullius (-600), Pope Clement IX (1600), Pope Celestine I (400), Antonio Salieri (1750), Pope Urban III (1200), and Pope Gregory VIII (1100).


Among politicians born in Italy, Pompey ranks 34Before him are Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), Galba (-3), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Nerva (30), Scipio Africanus (-235), and Vitellius (15). After him are Servius Tullius (-600), Otho (32), Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Lucius Verus (130), Umberto II of Italy (1904), and Pertinax (126).