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Publius Clodius Pulcher

90 BC - 52 BC

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Publius Clodius Pulcher (93 – 18 January 52 BC) was a populist Roman politician and street agitator during the time of the First Triumvirate. One of the most colourful personalities of his era, Clodius was descended from the aristocratic Claudia gens, one of Rome's oldest and noblest patrician families, but he contrived to be adopted by an obscure plebeian, so that he could be elected tribune of the plebs. During his term of office, he pushed through an ambitious legislative program, including a grain dole; but he is chiefly remembered for his long-running feuds with political opponents, particularly Cicero, whose writings offer antagonistic, detailed accounts and allegations concerning Clodius' political activities and scandalous lifestyle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Publius Clodius Pulcher has received more than 850,079 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Publius Clodius Pulcher is the 1,739th most popular politician (up from 1,802nd in 2019), the 640th most popular biography from Italy (up from 680th in 2019) and the 113th most popular Italian Politician.

Publius Clodius Pulcher was a politician who was most famous for being a key player in the Catiline Conspiracy, a plot to overthrow the Roman Republic.

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Among politicians, Publius Clodius Pulcher ranks 1,739 out of 15,577Before him are Catherine Jagiellon, Peter IV of Aragon, Desiderius, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Hiero II of Syracuse, and Hu Yaobang. After him are Levi Eshkol, Marie Walewska, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Bumin Qaghan, Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, and Richard von Weizsäcker.

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Among people born in 90 BC, Publius Clodius Pulcher ranks 3Before him are Zechariah and Diodorus Siculus. After him are Anna the Prophetess, Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus, Phraates IV, Gaius Antonius Hybrida, Pompeia, Aulus Hirtius, Gaius Scribonius Curio, Trebonius, and Ariobarzanes II of Cappadocia. Among people deceased in 52 BC, Publius Clodius Pulcher ranks 1After him are Surena and Marcus Atius.

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Among people born in Italy, Publius Clodius Pulcher ranks 640 out of 4,668Before him are Ornella Muti (1955), Agostino Carracci (1557), Fausto Cercignani (1941), Pope John XIII (930), Desiderius (710), and Hiero II of Syracuse (-308). After him are Giancarlo Giannini (1942), Giacomo Leopardi (1798), Giovanni Giustiniani (1418), Lino Ventura (1919), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), and Luca Signorelli (1450).


Among politicians born in Italy, Publius Clodius Pulcher ranks 113Before him are Charles Edward Stuart (1720), Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), Bona Sforza (1494), Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860), Desiderius (710), and Hiero II of Syracuse (-308). After him are Conrad of Montferrat (1146), Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769), Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (1666), Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562), Agathocles of Syracuse (-361), and Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe (1749).