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. Livy depicts Servius' mother as a captured Latin princess enslaved by the Romans; her child is chosen as Rome's future king after a ring of fire is seen around his head. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Servius Tullius has received more than 487,636 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Servius Tullius is the 410th most popular politician (up from 437th in 2019), the 201st most popular biography from Italy and the 37th 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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Among politicians, Servius Tullius ranks 410 out of 15,710Before him are Mithridates VI of Pontus, Rüstem Pasha, Charles I of England, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Charles IV of France, and Mahmud I. After him are Henry the Fowler, Rurik, Taejo of Joseon, Charles the Fat, Frederick III, German Emperor, and Sukarno.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Servius Tullius ranks 6Before him are Cyrus the Great, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Esther, Lucretia, and Ānanda. After him are Peisistratos, Tomyris, Belshazzar, Cambyses I, Polycrates, 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 201 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Julius III (1487), Pope Innocent XI (1611), Messalina (17), Pope Honorius III (1148), Enzo Ferrari (1898), and Pope Alexander VIII (1610). After him are Adriano Celentano (1938), Juvenal (50), Enrico Caruso (1873), Piero della Francesca (1415), Giorgio Armani (1934), and Pope Eugene IV (1383).


Among politicians born in Italy, Servius Tullius ranks 37Before him are Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), Pertinax (126), Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Vitellius (15), Didius Julianus (133), and Tiberius Gracchus (-163). After him are Otho (32), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Valentinian III (419), Catiline (-109), Enrico Dandolo (1107), and Umberto II of Italy (1904).