Publius Clodius Pulcher

90 BC - 52 BC

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Publius Clodius Pulcher (93–52 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Publius Clodius Pulcher has received more than 590,136 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Publius Clodius Pulcher is the 1,805th most popular politician (up from 3,955th in 2019), the 680th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,202nd in 2019) and the 119th 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 1,805 out of 15,710Before him are Michael V Kalaphates, Yu the Great, Fanny Kaplan, Sanakht, Carloman, and Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria. After him are James IV of Scotland, Abd al-Rahman II, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Burhanuddin Rabbani, and John VI of Portugal.

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Among people born in 90 BC, Publius Clodius Pulcher ranks 3Before him are Zechariah and Diodorus Siculus. After him are Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus, Anna the Prophetess, Phraates IV, Aulus Hirtius, Gaius Scribonius Curio, Pompeia, Gaius Antonius Hybrida, 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 680 out of 4,088Before him are Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688), Laura Bassi (1711), Francesca da Rimini (1259), Pope Romanus (850), Pope Severinus (600), and Luca della Robbia (1399). After him are Pope Boniface II (470), Roberto Baggio (1967), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Maria Anna of Savoy (1803), Giovanni Paisiello (1740), and Paul the Deacon (720).


Among politicians born in Italy, Publius Clodius Pulcher ranks 119Before him are Constans (320), Athalaric (516), Marozia (890), Pupienus (170), Pescennius Niger (135), and Vitiges (475). After him are Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Maria Anna of Savoy (1803), Quintus Sertorius (-126), Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France (1248), Milo of Croton (-557), and Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia (1759).