Publius Quinctilius Varus

46 BC - 9

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Publius Quinctilius Varus (Cremona, 46 BC – near Kalkriese, AD 9) was a Roman general and politician under the first Roman emperor Augustus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Publius Quinctilius Varus has received more than 1,060,708 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Publius Quinctilius Varus is the 808th most popular politician (down from 774th in 2019), the 357th most popular biography from Italy (down from 340th in 2019) and the 51st most popular Italian Politician.

Publius Quinctilius Varus was a Roman general, and governor of Syria. He is most famous for being defeated by the Germanic tribes led by Arminius in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

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Among politicians, Publius Quinctilius Varus ranks 808 out of 19,576Before him are Taejong of Joseon, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, Al-Ma'mun, Igor of Kiev, Andromache, and Charles XIII of Sweden. After him are Alexis of Russia, Leonid Kuchma, Roger II of Sicily, Mary of Hungary, Nikolai Bukharin, and Ehud Olmert.

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Among people born in 46 BC, Publius Quinctilius Varus ranks 1After him are Marcus Antonius Antyllus, and Antipater. Among people deceased in 9, Publius Quinctilius Varus ranks 1

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Publius Quinctilius Varus ranks 357 out of 5,161Before him are Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), Vittore Carpaccio (1465), Pope Innocent I (378), Roberto Benigni (1952), Monica Bellucci (1964), and Pope Alexander IV (1200). After him are Pope Sixtus I (42), Roger II of Sicily (1095), Primo Levi (1919), Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751), Claudio Abbado (1933), and Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499).


Among politicians born in Italy, Publius Quinctilius Varus ranks 51Before him are Charles IV of Spain (1748), Maxentius (278), Catiline (-109), Giorgio Napolitano (1925), Aldo Moro (1916), and Enrico Dandolo (1107). After him are Roger II of Sicily (1095), Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751), Amadeo I of Spain (1845), Gordian III (225), Cato the Younger (-95), and Tiberius Gracchus (-163).