Scipio Africanus

235 BC - 183 BC

Scipio Africanus

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (; 236/235 – 183 BC) was a Roman general and later consul who is often regarded as one of the greatest military commanders and strategists of all time. His main achievements were during the Second Punic War. He is best known for defeating Hannibal at the final Battle of Zama (near modern Zama, Tunisia) in 202 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Scipio Africanus has received more than 2,174,648 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 257th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Scipio Africanus ranks 254 out of 14,801Before him are François Mitterrand, Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire, Catherine I of Russia, Clara Zetkin, Martin Bormann, and Khafra. After him are Beatrix of the Netherlands, James VI and I, Charles XII of Sweden, Julian, Woodrow Wilson, and Nicholas I of Russia.

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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 Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus, Philopoemen, and Publius Licinius Crassus Dives.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Scipio Africanus ranks 122 out of 3,282Before him are Pope Pius II (1405), Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600), Pope Pius VIII (1761), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Pope Pius VI (1717), and Fra Angelico (1400). After him are Pope Boniface VIII (1235), Pope Clement I (40), Empedocles (-490), Pope Leo XII (1760), Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736), and Clare of Assisi (1193).


Among politicians born in Italy, Scipio Africanus ranks 24Before him are Silvio Berlusconi (1936), Domitian (51), Titus (41), Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Antoninus Pius (86), and Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600). After him are Sulla (-138), Cardinal Mazarin (1602), Galba (-3), Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), Nerva (30), and Otho (32).

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