Poppaea Sabina

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Poppaea Sabina (AD 30 – 65), 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 719,696 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Poppaea Sabina is the 67th most popular companion (up from 69th in 2019), the 418th most popular biography from Italy (up from 450th 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 67 out of 687Before her are Guinevere, Mordred, Isabella of Portugal, Antinous, Maria Feodorovna, and Katharina von Bora. After her are Désirée Clary, Sepp Dietrich, Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France, Astrid of Sweden, Mary Tudor, Queen of France, and Zayd ibn Harithah.

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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, Quintus Petillius Cerialis, Claudia Antonia, and Mobon of Goguryeo. 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 418 out of 4,088Before her are Lentulus Batiatus (-200), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751), Sofonisba Anguissola (1535), Pope Cornelius (200), and Pope Lando (900). After her are Philolaus (-470), Pope Zosimus (400), Luigi Pirandello (1867), Aloysius Gonzaga (1568), Luigi Cherubini (1760), and Pietro Badoglio (1871).


Among companions born in Italy, Poppaea Sabina ranks 5Before her are Catherine de' Medici (1519), Messalina (17), Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892), and Livia (-58). After her are Elisabeth Farnese (1692), Josephine of Leuchtenberg (1807), Maria Luisa of Parma (1751), Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772), Bianca Maria Sforza (1472), Julia the Elder (-39), and Amalasuntha (495).