106 BC - 48 BC

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Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Latin: [ˈnae̯u̯os̠ pɔmˈpɛi̯ːʊs̠ ˈmaŋnʊs̠]; 29 September 106 BC – 28 September 48 BC), known in English as Pompey the Great (), was a leading Roman general and statesmen. He played a significant role in the transformation of Rome; from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pompey has received more than 3,586,314 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Pompey is the 274th most popular politician (down from 135th in 2019), the 123rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 56th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Italian Politician.

Pompey was most famous for his assassination of Julius Caesar.

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Among politicians, Pompey ranks 274 out of 15,710Before him are Babur, Louis XVII of France, Matthias Corvinus, Clara Zetkin, António de Oliveira Salazar, and Edward V of England. After him are Elagabalus, Wu Zetian, Julian, Golda Meir, Khafra, and Edward II of England.

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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, Cassivellaunus, Titus Annius Milo, Marcus Caelius Rufus, Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, Appius Claudius Pulcher, Lucius Cornelius Lentulus Crus, and Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pompey ranks 123 out of 4,088Before him are Gaius Marius (-157), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Pope Pius VII (1742), Fra Angelico (1400), Andrea Palladio (1508), and Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632). After him are Pope Gregory XVI (1765), Cesare Borgia (1475), Pope Clement I (40), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Pope Urban VIII (1568), and Pope Urban VII (1521).


Among politicians born in Italy, Pompey ranks 24Before him are Domitian (51), Silvio Berlusconi (1936), Scipio Africanus (-235), Antoninus Pius (86), Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600), and Sulla (-138). After him are Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Nerva (30), Cardinal Mazarin (1602), Galba (-3), Numa Pompilius (-753), and Lucius Verus (130).