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Samo (c. 600–c. 658) founded the first recorded political union of Slavic tribes, known as Samo's Empire (realm, kingdom, or tribal union), stretching from Silesia to present-day Slovenia, ruling from 623 until his death in 658. According to Fredegarius, the only contemporary source, Samo was a Frankish merchant who unified several Slavic tribes against robber raids and violence by nearby settled Avars, showing such bravery and command skills in battle that he was elected as the "Slavic king" (Latin: rex Sclavorum). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samo has received more than 267,115 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Samo is the 1,226th most popular politician (up from 1,879th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 75th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Belgian Politician.

Samo is most famous for its ancient ruins, which date back to the 8th century.

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Among politicians, Samo ranks 1,226 out of 15,710Before him are Humayun, 2nd Dalai Lama, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Nitocris, and Margaret of Anjou. After him are Trebonianus Gallus, Berenice IV of Egypt, John VI Kantakouzenos, Ariq Böke, Romanos I Lekapenos, and Herod Agrippa.

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Among people born in 600, Samo ranks 5Before him are Jordanes, Abu Hurairah, Pope Vitalian, and Pope John IV. After him are Zainab bint Muhammad, Pope Eugene I, Abraha, Musaylimah, Abdullah ibn Masud, Bahira, and Pope Severinus. Among people deceased in 658, Samo ranks 1After him are Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr and Erchinoald.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Samo ranks 50 out of 899Before him are Abraham Ortelius (1527), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), James Ensor (1860), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), and Margaret of Parma (1522). After him are Isabella of Austria (1501), Agnès Varda (1928), Julio Cortázar (1914), Pepin of Landen (585), Hugo van der Goes (1440), and Carlota of Mexico (1840).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Samo ranks 19Before him are Baudouin of Belgium (1930), Eleanor of Austria (1498), William III of the Netherlands (1817), Pepin of Herstal (635), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), and Margaret of Parma (1522). After him are Léon Degrelle (1906), Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), Paul-Henri Spaak (1899), Herman Van Rompuy (1947), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), and Ambiorix (-100).