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Rodoald (or Rodwald), (c. 637 – 653) was a Lombard king of Italy, who succeeded his father Rothari on the throne in 652. He was said to be lecherous and he was assassinated after a reign of just six months in 653 by the husband of one of his lovers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rodoald has received more than 25,333 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Rodoald is the 6,164th most popular politician (up from 6,439th in 2019), the 1,725th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,723rd in 2019) and the 440th most popular Italian Politician.

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Among politicians, Rodoald ranks 6,164 out of 15,710Before him are Li Cunxu, Avigdor Lieberman, Árpád Göncz, Emperor Ming of Jin, Octar, and Jindřich Matyáš Thurn. After him are Emperor Chōkei, Danishmend Gazi, Yong Ji, Ashur-uballit II, Artemisia II of Caria, and Archduke Karl Salvator of Austria.

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Among people born in 626, Rodoald ranks 6Before him are Husayn ibn Ali, Zaynab bint Ali, Munmu of Silla, Gertrude of Nivelles, and Emperor Tenji.  Among people deceased in 653, Rodoald ranks 5Before him are Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib, Chindasuinth, Miqdad ibn Aswad, and Abu Darda. After him are Honorius of Canterbury and Sigeberht the Little.

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Among people born in Italy, Rodoald ranks 1,725 out of 4,088Before him are Francesco III Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1533), Ercole III d'Este, Duke of Modena (1727), Louis, King of Sicily (1338), Gaius Julius Solinus (400), Enrico Ferri (1856), and Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet (1588). After him are Archduke Karl Salvator of Austria (1839), Pietro Germi (1914), Nepotianus (400), Agostino Steffani (1654), Francesco Maria del Monte (1549), and Eleanor of Sicily (1325).


Among politicians born in Italy, Rodoald ranks 440Before him are Girolamo Riario (1443), Leopold, Prince of Salerno (1790), Francesco III Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1533), Ercole III d'Este, Duke of Modena (1727), Louis, King of Sicily (1338), and Enrico Ferri (1856). After him are Archduke Karl Salvator of Austria (1839), Nepotianus (400), Francesco Maria del Monte (1549), Infante Alfonso of Spain (1941), Guidobaldo da Montefeltro (1472), and Marcello Tegalliano (700).