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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. At the outbreak of the war, he was ordered to conduct the war effort in the Iberian Peninsula and confront Hannibal himself, while his fellow consul Tiberius Sempronius Longus was allocated Sicily and Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Publius Cornelius Scipio has received more than 137,257 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Publius Cornelius Scipio is the 1,669th most popular politician (down from 1,303rd in 2019), the 614th most popular biography from Italy (down from 537th in 2019) and the 104th 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 1,669 out of 15,577Before him are Kitbuqa, Emperor Jing of Han, Emperor Wen of Han, Kilij Arslan I, Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik, and Cemal Gürsel. After him are Otto of Bavaria, Danjong of Joseon, Porfirio Díaz, Giulio Andreotti, Coloman, King of Hungary, and Emperor Guangwu of Han.

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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 614 out of 4,668Before him are Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Alexander of Battenberg (1857), Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688), Leonardo Bruni (1370), and Constance, Queen of Sicily (1154). After him are Giulio Andreotti (1919), Paolo Maldini (1968), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Pierluigi Collina (1960), Francesca da Rimini (1259), and Pope John II (470).


Among politicians born in Italy, Publius Cornelius Scipio ranks 104Before him are Damocles (null), Claudia Octavia (40), Olybrius (400), Libius Severus (420), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), and Alexander of Battenberg (1857). After him are Giulio Andreotti (1919), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Charles Edward Stuart (1720), Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), Bona Sforza (1494), and Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860).