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Lucius Aelius Sejanus (3 June 20 BC – 18 October AD 31), commonly known as Sejanus (), was a Roman soldier, friend and confidant of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sejanus has received more than 703,930 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Sejanus is the 231st most popular military personnel (down from 215th in 2019), the 699th most popular biography from Italy (down from 670th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Military Personnel.

Sejanus was the commander of the Roman army and the right-hand man of Emperor Tiberius. He was also a trusted advisor and confidant of the emperor. Sejanus was most famous for his betrayal of Tiberius, when he conspired with the emperor's nephew, Gaius, to overthrow the emperor and take power for himself.

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Among military personnels, Sejanus ranks 231 out of 1,468Before him are Lysander, Henning von Tresckow, Hasso von Manteuffel, Erwin von Witzleben, Gaius Claudius Glaber, and Vasily Stalin. After him are Tōgō Heihachirō, Kurt Meyer, Jean-Baptiste Kléber, Erich Hoepner, Hans von Seeckt, and Muhammad bin Qasim.

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Among people born in 20 BC, Sejanus ranks 5Before him are John the Baptist, Herod Antipas, Phaedrus, and Gaius Caesar. After him is James, brother of Jesus. Among people deceased in 31, Sejanus ranks 2Before him is John the Baptist. After him are Marcus Velleius Paterculus, Nero Julius Caesar, and Livilla.

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Among people born in Italy, Sejanus ranks 699 out of 4,668Before him are Gaius Claudius Glaber (-200), Theocritus (-315), Milo of Croton (-557), Pope Felix IV (480), Francis of Paola (1416), and Zeuxis (-500). After him are Claudio Ranieri (1951), Andrea del Castagno (1420), Riccardo Muti (1941), Giorgio Morandi (1890), Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (1937), and Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus (-300).


Among military personnels born in Italy, Sejanus ranks 11Before him are Nero Claudius Drusus (-38), Bohemond I of Antioch (1054), Matilda of Tuscany (1046), Giovanni Giustiniani (1418), Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus (-229), and Gaius Claudius Glaber (-200). After him are Federico da Montefeltro (1422), Italo Balbo (1896), Emilio De Bono (1866), Roger de Flor (1267), Titus Labienus (-100), and Giovanni Messe (1883).