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Theodosius I

340 - 395

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Theodosius I (Greek: Θεοδόσιος Theodósios; 11 January 347 – 17 January 395), also called Theodosius the Great, was Roman emperor from 379 to 395. During his reign, he succeeded in a crucial war against the Goths, as well as in two civil wars, and recognized the catholic orthodoxy of Nicene Christians as the Roman Empire's state religion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodosius I has received more than 2,598,108 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia. Theodosius I is the 99th most popular politician (down from 77th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Spain and the 4th most popular Spanish Politician.

Theodosius I is most famous for the Edict of Thessalonica, which outlawed paganism in the Roman Empire.

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Among politicians, Theodosius I ranks 99 out of 15,577Before him are Giuseppe Garibaldi, Henry IV of France, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Murad IV, Uthman, and Mary, Queen of Scots. After him are Kim Il-sung, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Pontius Pilate, Mehmed III, Philip IV of France, and Hadrian.

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Among people born in 340, Theodosius I ranks 1After him are Ambrose, Pope Anastasius I, Faxian, Arbogast, Priscillian, and Quintus Aurelius Symmachus. Among people deceased in 395, Theodosius I ranks 1After him are Gregory of Nyssa, Ammianus Marcellinus, Ausonius, Rufinus, and Macarius of Alexandria.

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Among people born in Spain, Theodosius I ranks 13 out of 2,932Before him are Averroes (1126), Diego Velázquez (1599), Trajan (53), Francisco Franco (1892), Philip II of Spain (1527), and Hernán Cortés (1485). After him are Hadrian (76), Isabella I of Castile (1451), Catherine of Aragon (1485), Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Francisco Pizarro (1478), and Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503).


Among politicians born in Spain, Theodosius I ranks 4Before him are Trajan (53), Francisco Franco (1892), and Philip II of Spain (1527). After him are Hadrian (76), Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Joanna of Castile (1479), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Philip IV of Spain (1605), Charles II of Spain (1661), and Philip III of Spain (1578).