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Syagrius (430 – 486 or 487 or 493–4) was a Roman general and the last ruler of a Roman rump state in northern Gaul, now called the Kingdom of Soissons. Gregory of Tours referred to him as King of the Romans. Syagrius's defeat by king Clovis I of the Franks is considered the end of Western Roman rule outside of Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Syagrius has received more than 280,640 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Syagrius is the 182nd most popular military personnel (up from 199th in 2019), the 571st most popular biography from France (up from 618th in 2019) and the 19th most popular French Military Personnel.

Syagrius was most famous for being the last Roman Emperor in Gaul. He was overthrown by Clovis I, king of the Franks, in 486.

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Among military personnels, Syagrius ranks 182 out of 1,468Before him are Djemal Pasha, Matilda of Tuscany, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Aleksei Brusilov, Felix Steiner, and Walther von Reichenau. After him are Draža Mihailović, Anton Denikin, Wilhelm List, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Erhard Milch, and Yue Fei.

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Among people born in 430, Syagrius ranks 3Before him are Julius Nepos and Anastasius I Dicorus. After him are Glycerius, Sidonius Apollinaris, Abd Manaf ibn Qusai, and Theodemir. Among people deceased in 487, Syagrius ranks 1After him is Emperor Kenzō.

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Among people born in France, Syagrius ranks 571 out of 6,011Before him are Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), Boris Vian (1920), Jules Michelet (1798), Richard Clayderman (1953), Henrietta Maria of France (1609), and Peter the Hermit (1050). After him are Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), François Arago (1786), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), Paul Dukas (1865), Roger I of Sicily (1031), and Gaston Leroux (1868).


Among military personnels born in France, Syagrius ranks 19Before him are André Masséna (1758), Louis, Grand Condé (1621), Jean Lannes (1769), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Joseph Joffre (1852), and Auguste de Marmont (1774). After him are Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769), Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712), Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), and Jean-Baptiste Kléber (1753).