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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 553,561 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Scipio Aemilianus is the 1,091st most popular politician (down from 803rd in 2019), the 455th most popular biography from Italy (down from 357th in 2019) and the 69th 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 1,091 out of 15,577Before him are William Henry Harrison, Dagobert I, John I of Portugal, Ivan Mazepa, John III of Portugal, and Basil I. After him are Jerry Brown, Theodoric the Great, Sunjo of Joseon, Klement Gottwald, Hassan Rouhani, and Afonso V of Portugal.

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Among people born in 185 BC, Scipio Aemilianus ranks 2Before him is Terence. After him are Cleopatra II of Egypt, 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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Among people born in Italy, Scipio Aemilianus ranks 455 out of 4,668Before him are Pope John IX (850), Dionysius I of Syracuse (-430), Nero Claudius Drusus (-38), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), Pope Sixtus III (390), and Silvana Mangano (1930). After him are Pope Leo II (611), Bohemond I of Antioch (1054), Pope Adrian III (800), Pope Benedict VII (910), Pope John XI (910), and Pope John XVII (950).


Among politicians born in Italy, Scipio Aemilianus ranks 69Before him are Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492), Amadeo I of Spain (1845), Clara Petacci (1912), Petronius Maximus (396), Queen Paola of Belgium (1937), and Dionysius I of Syracuse (-430). After him are Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), Gaius Gracchus (-154), Galeazzo Ciano (1903), Brennus (-500), Conrad IV of Germany (1228), and Francesco I Sforza (1401).