Scipio Africanus

235 BC - 183 BC

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Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (, , Latin: [ˈskiːpioː]; 236/235–c. 183 BC) was a Roman general and statesman, most notable as one of the main architects of Rome's victory against Carthage in the Second Punic War. Often regarded as one of the greatest military commanders and strategists of all time, his greatest military achievement was the defeat of Hannibal at the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. This victory in Africa earned him the honorific epithet Africanus, literally meaning "the African", but meant to be understood as a conqueror of Africa. Scipio's conquest of Carthaginian Iberia culminated in the Battle of Ilipa in 206 BC against Hannibal's brother Mago Barca. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Scipio Africanus has received more than 4,049,381 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Scipio Africanus is the 396th most popular politician (down from 296th in 2019), the 181st most popular biography from Italy (down from 115th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Italian Politician.

Scipio Africanus is most famous for the Roman victory over Hannibal in the Second Punic War.

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Over the past year Scipio Africanus has had the most page views in the with 605,563 views, followed by Spanish (146,538), and Italian (93,629). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (513.41%), Slovenian (72.73%), and Simple English (64.10%)


Among politicians, Scipio Africanus ranks 396 out of 19,576Before him are Georges Pompidou, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Georgy Malenkov, Abdul Hamid I, Rüstem Pasha, and Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. After him are Ay, Decius, Michael I of Romania, Selim III, Charles III of Spain, and Philip I of Castile.

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Among people born in 235 BC, Scipio Africanus ranks 1 Among people deceased in 183 BC, Scipio Africanus ranks 2Before him is Hannibal. After him are Philopoemen, Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus, Publius Licinius Crassus Dives, and Agesipolis III.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Scipio Africanus ranks 181 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope Pius IV (1499), Pope Clement XII (1652), Catherine of Siena (1347), Pope Innocent X (1574), and Pope Sixtus V (1520). After him are Enrico Caruso (1873), Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448), Pope Julius III (1487), Pope Honorius III (1148), Pope Gregory XII (1335), and Pope Paul IV (1476).


Among politicians born in Italy, Scipio Africanus ranks 32Before him are Sulla (-138), Cardinal Mazarin (1602), Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), Galba (-3), Sergio Mattarella (1941), and Nerva (30). After him are Vitellius (15), Pompey (-106), Servius Tullius (-600), Otho (32), Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), and Lucius Verus (130).