Servius Tullius

600 BC - 535 BC

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Servius Tullius was the legendary sixth king of Rome, and the second of its Etruscan dynasty. He reigned from 578 to 535 BC. Roman and Greek sources describe his servile origins and later marriage to a daughter of Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, Rome's first Etruscan king, who was assassinated in 579 BC. The constitutional basis for his accession is unclear; he is variously described as the first Roman king to accede without election by the Senate, having gained the throne by popular and royal support; and as the first to be elected by the Senate alone, with support of the reigning queen but without recourse to a popular vote. Several traditions describe Servius' father as divine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Servius Tullius has received more than 629,168 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Servius Tullius is the 434th most popular politician (down from 403rd in 2019), the 209th most popular biography from Italy (down from 187th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Italian Politician.

Servius Tullius was king of Rome from 616-578 BC. He is most famous for creating the position of plebeian tribune, which gave the plebeians a voice in the Roman government.

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Over the past year Servius Tullius has had the most page views in the with 81,777 views, followed by Italian (32,355), and Spanish (30,397). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kurdish (Kurmanji) (187.63%), Irish (63.25%), and Estonian (43.86%)


Among politicians, Servius Tullius ranks 434 out of 19,576Before him are Louis VIII of France, Augustus II the Strong, George V, Horemheb, Pompey, and Francis II of France. After him are Björn Ironside, Severus Alexander, Arcadius, Osman III, Jiang Zemin, and Artaxerxes I of Persia.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Servius Tullius ranks 7Before him are Cyrus the Great, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Tomyris, Esther, Lucretia, and Ānanda. After him are Peisistratos, Hippasus, Yaśodharā, Cambyses I, Belshazzar, and Alexander I of Macedon. Among people deceased in 535 BC, Servius Tullius ranks 1

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Among people born in Italy, Servius Tullius ranks 209 out of 5,161Before him are Ludovico Sforza (1452), Pope Boniface V (575), Saint Cecilia (200), Livia (-58), Boethius (480), and Pompey (-106). After him are Pope Clement IX (1600), Pope Celestine I (400), Antonio Salieri (1750), Pope Urban III (1200), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), and Pope Benedict XIV (1675).


Among politicians born in Italy, Servius Tullius ranks 35Before him are Galba (-3), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Nerva (30), Scipio Africanus (-235), Vitellius (15), and Pompey (-106). After him are Otho (32), Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Lucius Verus (130), Umberto II of Italy (1904), Pertinax (126), and Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700).