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Flavius Stilicho or Stilico (; c. 359 – 22 August 408) was a military commander in the Roman army who, for a time, became the most powerful man in the Western Roman Empire. He was of Vandal origins and married to Serena, the niece of emperor Theodosius I, and became guardian for the underage Honorius. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stilicho has received more than 523,867 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Stilicho is the 95th most popular military personnel (up from 97th in 2019), the 138th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 135th in 2019) and the most popular Turkish Military Personnel.

Stilicho was most famous for his successful defense of Rome against the Visigoths in 410.

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Among military personnels, Stilicho ranks 95 out of 1,466Before him are Konstantin Rokossovsky, Walther von Brauchitsch, Desmond Doss, Hephaestion, Tadeusz Kościuszko, and John of Austria. After him are Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas, Hermann Hoth, Pancho Villa, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Subutai, and Zhang Fei.

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Among people born in 359, Stilicho ranks 2Before him is Gratian. After him is Godigisel. Among people deceased in 408, Stilicho ranks 2Before him is Arcadius. After him is Serena.

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Among people born in Turkey, Stilicho ranks 138 out of 1,128Before him are Nikephoros I (760), John VIII Palaiologos (1392), Leo VI the Wise (866), Stefan Dušan (1308), Michael II (770), and Balbinus (178). After him are Simeon Stylites (389), Hecataeus of Miletus (-550), Pope Vitalian (600), Antinous (111), Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1002), and Polycarp (69).


Among military personnels born in Turkey, Stilicho ranks 1After him are Narses (478), Dragut (1485), Eumenes (-362), Andranik (1865), Osman Nuri Pasha (1832), Thomas the Slav (800), Laskarina Bouboulina (1771), Heraclius the Elder (600), Bardas Skleros (1000), Sosthenes of Macedon (-400), and Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha (1838).