Roger II of Sicily

1095 - 1154

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Roger II or Roger the Great (Italian: Ruggero II; Sicilian: Ruggeru II; 22 December 1095 – 26 February 1154) was King of Sicily and Africa, son of Roger I of Sicily and successor to his brother Simon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger II of Sicily has received more than 841,220 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Roger II of Sicily is the 811th most popular politician (down from 768th in 2019), the 359th most popular biography from Italy (down from 335th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular Italian Politician.

Roger II of Sicily is most famous for his construction of the Palace of Caserta and his introduction of the Arabic numeral system to Europe.

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Over the past year Roger II of Sicily has had the most page views in the with 125,240 views, followed by Italian (64,423), and German (31,212). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are French (711.53%), Turkish (512.90%), and Aragonese (483.45%)


Among politicians, Roger II of Sicily ranks 811 out of 19,576Before him are Igor of Kiev, Andromache, Charles XIII of Sweden, Publius Quinctilius Varus, Alexis of Russia, and Leonid Kuchma. After him are Mary of Hungary, Nikolai Bukharin, Ehud Olmert, William I of the Netherlands, Farah Pahlavi, and Shapur I.

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Among people born in 1095, Roger II of Sicily ranks 1After him are Stephen, King of England, Yuri Dolgorukiy, Mesud I, Suryavarman II, Antipope Victor IV, Usama ibn Munqidh, Amadeus III, Count of Savoy, William II, Duke of Apulia, Conan III, Duke of Brittany, and Peter of Bruys. Among people deceased in 1154, Roger II of Sicily ranks 1After him are Pope Anastasius IV, Stephen, King of England, Adelaide of Maurienne, Iziaslav II of Kiev, Viacheslav I of Kiev, Gilbert de la Porrée, Isaac Komnenos, Al-Zafir, William of Conches, and Boris Kalamanos.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Roger II of Sicily ranks 359 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Innocent I (378), Roberto Benigni (1952), Monica Bellucci (1964), Pope Alexander IV (1200), Publius Quinctilius Varus (-46), and Pope Sixtus I (42). After him are Primo Levi (1919), Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751), Claudio Abbado (1933), Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), Antonio Canova (1757), and Pope Gregory IV (790).


Among politicians born in Italy, Roger II of Sicily ranks 52Before him are Maxentius (278), Catiline (-109), Giorgio Napolitano (1925), Aldo Moro (1916), Enrico Dandolo (1107), and Publius Quinctilius Varus (-46). After him are Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751), Amadeo I of Spain (1845), Gordian III (225), Cato the Younger (-95), Tiberius Gracchus (-163), and Ancus Marcius (-675).