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Sextus Afranius Burrus (born AD 1 in Vasio, Gallia Narbonensis; died AD 62) was a prefect of the Praetorian Guard and was, together with Seneca the Younger, an advisor to the Roman emperor Nero, making him a very powerful man in the early years of Nero's reign.Agrippina the Younger chose him as Prefect in 51 to secure her son Nero's place as emperor after the death of Claudius. For the first eight years of Nero's rule, Burrus and Nero's former tutor Seneca helped maintain a stable government. Burrus acquiesced to Nero's murder of Agrippina the Younger but lost his influence over Nero anyway. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sextus Afranius Burrus has received more than 63,934 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Sextus Afranius Burrus is the 4,115th most popular politician (down from 3,911th in 2019), the 1,340th most popular biography from France (down from 1,268th in 2019) and the 333rd most popular French Politician.

Sextus Afranius Burrus was a Roman senator and general who was appointed as the prefect of the Praetorian Guard by the emperor Claudius. He is most famous for being the prefect of the Praetorian Guard who was killed by the emperor Nero in 68 AD.

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Among politicians, Sextus Afranius Burrus ranks 4,115 out of 15,710Before him are Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, Pompeius Strabo, Eleanor of Viseu, Kunigunde of Austria, Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, and Lucius Munatius Plancus. After him are Sigismund Kęstutaitis, Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Mircea II of Wallachia, Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern, Jing Ke, and Ferdinand Buisson.

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Among people born in 1, Sextus Afranius Burrus ranks 17Before him are Thomas Bangalter, Silas, Onesimus, Locusta, Vologases I of Parthia, and Shimon bar Yochai. After him are Joanna, wife of Chuza, Nicanor the Deacon, Silbannacus, and Caesarius of Africa. Among people deceased in 62, Sextus Afranius Burrus ranks 5Before him are James the Less, Claudia Octavia, James, son of Alphaeus, and Persius. After him is Porcius Festus.

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Among people born in France, Sextus Afranius Burrus ranks 1,340 out of 5,234Before him are Anthony, Duke of Brabant (1384), Jane Frances de Chantal (1572), Michel Serres (1930), Marine Le Pen (1968), Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (1401), and Louis, Count of Vendôme (1376). After him are Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall (1284), Ferdinand Buisson (1841), Henri, Count of Paris (1908), Alain-Fournier (1886), Francis I, Duke of Lorraine (1517), and Paul Bourget (1852).


Among politicians born in France, Sextus Afranius Burrus ranks 333Before him are Isabella of Hainault (1170), Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey (1754), Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès (1753), Charles, Duke of Mayenne (1554), Marine Le Pen (1968), and Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (1401). After him are Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall (1284), Ferdinand Buisson (1841), Henri, Count of Paris (1908), Francis I, Duke of Lorraine (1517), Jacques I, Prince of Monaco (1689), and Maurice Thorez (1900).