300 BC - 203 BC

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Sophonisba (in Punic, 𐤑𐤐𐤍𐤁𐤏𐤋 Ṣap̄anbaʿal) (fl. 206 - 203 BC) was a Carthaginian noblewoman who lived during the Second Punic War, and the daughter of Hasdrubal Gisco. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sophonisba has received more than 193,138 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Sophonisba is the 3,119th most popular politician (down from 3,057th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Tunisia (up from 22nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Tunisian Politician.

Sophonisba is most famous for her resistance to the Romans during the Second Punic War. She was captured and tortured by the Romans, but refused to give up any information.

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    Languages Editions (L)

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Over the past year Sophonisba has had the most page views in the with 25,944 views, followed by French (14,204), and Italian (10,817). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Greek (388.60%), West Frisian (107.11%), and Latin (74.22%)


Among politicians, Sophonisba ranks 3,119 out of 19,576Before her are Herod II, Antonio José de Sucre, Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, Hyrcanus II, Cassius Chaerea, and Neriglissar. After her are Hisham II, Maria Anna of Spain, Diosdado Macapagal, Claude Louis Hector de Villars, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, and Kato Svanidze.

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Among people born in 300 BC, Sophonisba ranks 6Before her are Ziying, Hasdrubal Barca, Zhao Gao, Wang Jian, and Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus. After her are Nabis, Gentius, Aristo of Chios, Hasdrubal Gisco, Nicomedes I of Bithynia, and Prusias I of Bithynia. Among people deceased in 203 BC, Sophonisba ranks 3Before her are Mago Barca, and Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus. After her is Agathocles of Egypt.

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In Tunisia

Among people born in Tunisia, Sophonisba ranks 21 out of 210Before her are Hanno the Navigator (-633), Aemilianus (207), Hasdrubal Barca (-300), Julia of Corsica (420), Fatima al-Fihri (800), and Macrobius (370). After her are Gunthamund (450), Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah (931), Moncef Marzouki (1945), Mohamed Ghannouchi (1941), Sandra Milo (1933), and Al-Aziz Billah (955).

Among POLITICIANS In Tunisia

Among politicians born in Tunisia, Sophonisba ranks 10Before her are Gordian II (190), Masinissa (-238), Mago Barca (-243), Clodius Albinus (150), Beji Caid Essebsi (1926), and Aemilianus (207). After her are Gunthamund (450), Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah (931), Moncef Marzouki (1945), Mohamed Ghannouchi (1941), Al-Aziz Billah (955), and Fouad Mebazaa (1933).