Publius Rutilius Rufus

158 BC - 78 BC

Photo of Publius Rutilius Rufus

Icon of person Publius Rutilius Rufus

Publius Rutilius Rufus (158 BC – after 78 BC) was a Roman statesman, soldier, orator and historian of the Rutilia gens, as well as a great-uncle of Gaius Julius Caesar (through his sister Rutilia, Caesar’s maternal grandmother). He achieved the highest political office in the Roman Republic when he was elected consul for 105 BC. During his consulship, he reformed the drill system and improved army discipline. As legate to Quintus Mucius Scaevola, he attempted to protect the inhabitants of Asia from extortion by the equites, which provoked them to raise the accusation of extortion from those provincials. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Publius Rutilius Rufus has received more than 49,623 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Publius Rutilius Rufus is the 8,910th most popular politician (down from 8,628th in 2019), the 2,296th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,084th in 2019) and the 615th most popular Italian Politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 50k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.80

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Publius Rutilius Rufuses by language


Among politicians, Publius Rutilius Rufus ranks 8,910 out of 15,710Before him are Lev Mekhlis, Anne Jules de Noailles, Princess Maria Ludwiga Theresia of Bavaria, George Tupou II, Barsbay, and Mir Osman Ali Khan. After him are Princess Frederica Wilhelmina of Prussia, Adur Narseh, Hugo von Pohl, François de Charette, Glaucias of Taulantii, and Alan IV, Duke of Brittany.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 158 BC, Publius Rutilius Rufus ranks 1After him is Marcus Caecilius Metellus. Among people deceased in 78 BC, Publius Rutilius Rufus ranks 2Before him is Sulla. After him is Artaxias I of Iberia.

Others Born in 158 BC

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 78 BC

Go to all Rankings

In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Publius Rutilius Rufus ranks 2,296 out of 4,088Before him are Giulio Angioni (1939), Carlo Emilio Gadda (1893), Mariano Rumor (1915), Luigi Denza (1846), Mauro Tassotti (1960), and Luigi Simoni (1939). After him are Domenico Selvo (1100), Eleanor of Naples, Duchess of Ferrara (1450), Paolo Renier (1710), Giovanni Spadolini (1925), Giovanni Sgambati (1841), and Agostino Depretis (1813).


Among politicians born in Italy, Publius Rutilius Rufus ranks 615Before him are Francesco Maria de' Medici, Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro (1660), Gnaeus Manlius Vulso (-300), Luigi Luzzatti (1841), Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo (1701), Marco I Sanudo (1200), and Mariano Rumor (1915). After him are Domenico Selvo (1100), Eleanor of Naples, Duchess of Ferrara (1450), Paolo Renier (1710), Giovanni Spadolini (1925), Agostino Depretis (1813), and Francesco Donato (1468).