Scipio Aemilianus

185 BC - 129 BC

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Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Aemilianus (185–129 BC), known as Scipio Aemilianus or Scipio Africanus the Younger, was a Roman general and statesman noted for his military exploits in the Third Punic War against Carthage and during the Numantine War in Spain. He oversaw the final defeat and destruction of the city of Carthage. He was a prominent patron of writers and philosophers, the most famous of whom was the Greek historian Polybius. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Scipio Aemilianus has received more than 668,273 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Scipio Aemilianus is the 1,363rd most popular politician (down from 1,082nd in 2019), the 542nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 454th in 2019) and the 82nd most popular Italian Politician.

Scipio Aemilianus is most famous for being the Roman general who defeated Hannibal at the Battle of Zama in 202 BC.

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Among politicians, Scipio Aemilianus ranks 1,363 out of 19,576Before him are Joseph I of Portugal, Makarios III, Jovian, Sali Berisha, Polycrates, and Ahaz. After him are Töregene Khatun, Andrei Zhdanov, Sarah Palin, Ernst Thälmann, Harold Macmillan, and Rodolfo Graziani.

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Among people born in 185 BC, Scipio Aemilianus ranks 3Before him are Terence, and Cleopatra II of Egypt. After him are Panaetius, and Andriscus. Among people deceased in 129 BC, Scipio Aemilianus ranks 1After him are Carneades, Antiochus VII Sidetes, Eumenes III, and Antipater of Tarsus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Scipio Aemilianus ranks 542 out of 5,161Before him are Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), Gianni Rodari (1920), Giulio Andreotti (1919), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Peter Lombard (1096), and Constance, Queen of Sicily (1154). After him are Pope Eutychian (300), Caterina Sforza (1463), Filippino Lippi (1457), Pope Stephen VIII (900), Rodolfo Graziani (1882), and Dionysius I of Syracuse (-430).


Among politicians born in Italy, Scipio Aemilianus ranks 82Before him are Trebonianus Gallus (206), Alcide De Gasperi (1881), Conrad IV of Germany (1228), Lucullus (-118), Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), and Giulio Andreotti (1919). After him are Rodolfo Graziani (1882), Dionysius I of Syracuse (-430), Romano Prodi (1939), Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (1937), Maria Anna of Savoy (1803), and Philip of Swabia (1177).