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Poppaea Sabina

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Poppaea Sabina (30 AD – 65 AD), also known as Ollia, was a Roman empress as the second wife of the Emperor Nero. She had also been wife to the future emperor Otho. The historians of antiquity describe her as a beautiful woman who used intrigues to become empress.There is a large villa near Pompeii that bears her name because of the archaeological finds there. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Poppaea Sabina has received more than 837,577 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Poppaea Sabina is the 65th most popular companion (up from 67th in 2019), the 394th most popular biography from Italy (up from 418th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Companion.

Poppaea Sabina was the wife of Emperor Nero and is most famous for her extravagant parties.

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Among companions, Poppaea Sabina ranks 65 out of 673Before her are Claude of France, Isabella of Portugal, Tiye, Margaret Tudor, Maria Feodorovna, and Antinous. After her are Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Sepp Dietrich, Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France, Queen Sonja of Norway, and Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal.

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Among people born in 30, Poppaea Sabina ranks 2Before her is Nerva. After her are Frontinus, Marcus Ulpius Traianus the Elder, Mobon of Goguryeo, Claudia Antonia, and Quintus Petillius Cerialis. Among people deceased in 65, Poppaea Sabina ranks 3Before her are Seneca the Younger and Lucan. After her are Simon Magus, Gaius Calpurnius Piso, and Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus.

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Among people born in Italy, Poppaea Sabina ranks 394 out of 4,668Before her are Pope Zachary (679), Pope Stephen IV (770), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Pope Adrian V (1205), Pope Callixtus I (180), and Pope Leo IV (790). After her are Pope Martin I (590), Pope Nicholas IV (1227), Alberto Moravia (1907), Carlo Ponti (1912), Umberto Boccioni (1882), and Toto Cutugno (1943).


Among companions born in Italy, Poppaea Sabina ranks 5Before her are Catherine de' Medici (1519), Messalina (17), Livia (-58), and Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892). After her are Josephine of Leuchtenberg (1807), Maria Luisa of Parma (1751), Caterina Sforza (1463), Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772), Julia the Elder (-39), Bianca Maria Sforza (1472), and Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688).