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Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (; 138–78 BC), commonly known as Sulla, was a Roman general and statesman. He won the first large-scale civil war in Roman history and became the first man of the Republic to seize power through force. Sulla had the distinction of holding the office of consul twice, as well as reviving the dictatorship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sulla has received more than 2,310,492 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Sulla is the 234th most popular politician (up from 276th in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from Italy (up from 132nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Italian Politician.

Sulla was a Roman general and dictator. He is most famous for his victory over Mithridates VI of Pontus in the First Mithridatic War.

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Among politicians, Sulla ranks 234 out of 15,710Before him are Ferdinand II of Aragon, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, Christina, Queen of Sweden, Charles IX of France, Mahmud II, and Lech Wałęsa. After him are Joe Biden, Olof Palme, Nicholas I of Russia, Konrad Adenauer, Mehmed I, and Philip II of France.

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Among people born in 138 BC, Sulla ranks 1After him is Cleopatra IV of Egypt. Among people deceased in 78 BC, Sulla ranks 1After him are Publius Rutilius Rufus and Artaxias I of Iberia.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Sulla ranks 106 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Paul III (1468), Scipio Africanus (-235), Antoninus Pius (86), Pope Benedict XV (1854), Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600), and Enrico Fermi (1901). After him are Pope Leo X (1475), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Michael Collins (1930), Saint Lucy (283), Pope Boniface VIII (1235), and Claudio Monteverdi (1567).


Among politicians born in Italy, Sulla ranks 23Before him are Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Domitian (51), Silvio Berlusconi (1936), Scipio Africanus (-235), Antoninus Pius (86), and Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600). After him are Pompey (-106), Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Nerva (30), Cardinal Mazarin (1602), Galba (-3), and Numa Pompilius (-753).