Publius Cornelius Scipio

260 BC - 211 BC

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Publius Cornelius Scipio (died 211 BC) was a general and statesman of the Roman Republic and the father of Scipio Africanus. A member of the Cornelia gens, Scipio served as consul in 218 BC, the first year of the Second Punic War. He sailed with his army from Pisa with the intention of confronting Hannibal in Hispania. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Publius Cornelius Scipio has received more than 131,865 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Publius Cornelius Scipio is the 1,305th most popular politician (up from 1,467th in 2019), the 537th most popular biography from Italy and the 86th most popular Italian Politician.

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus is most famous for defeating Hannibal and the Carthaginians in the Second Punic War.

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Among politicians, Publius Cornelius Scipio ranks 1,305 out of 15,710Before him are John II Casimir Vasa, Queen Seondeok of Silla, Dolores Ibárruri, Gudea, Stephen, King of England, and Zog I of Albania. After him are Wenceslaus III of Bohemia, Khosrow II, Crazy Horse, Emperor Kōmei, Baldwin V of Jerusalem, and Alaric II.

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Among people born in 260 BC, Publius Cornelius Scipio ranks 1After him is Cleomenes III. Among people deceased in 211 BC, Publius Cornelius Scipio ranks 1After him are Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Calvus, Appius Claudius Pulcher, and Tiridates I of Parthia.

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Among people born in Italy, Publius Cornelius Scipio ranks 537 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Boniface VI (800), Charles III of Naples (1345), Pope Soter (120), Simonetta Vespucci (1453), Alberto Ascari (1918), and Gaius Julius Caesar (-135). After him are Pope Stephen III (720), Antonio Pigafetta (1492), Pope Marinus I (830), Fra Bartolomeo (1472), Baldassare Castiglione (1478), and Giuseppe Peano (1858).


Among politicians born in Italy, Publius Cornelius Scipio ranks 86Before him are Giorgio Napolitano (1925), Totila (500), Galeazzo Ciano (1903), Conrad IV of Germany (1228), Charles Edward Stuart (1720), and Charles III of Naples (1345). After him are Libius Severus (420), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Lucullus (-118), Berengar I of Italy (850), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), and Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416).