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Trajan ( TRAY-jən; Latin: Caesar Nerva Traianus pronounced [ˈkae̯.sar ˈnɛr.wa t̪raːˈjaː.nʊs]; 18 September 53 – 8 August 117) was Roman emperor from 98 to 117. Officially declared by the Senate optimus princeps ("best ruler"), Trajan is remembered as a successful soldier-emperor who presided over the greatest military expansion in Roman history, leading the empire to attain its maximum territorial extent by the time of his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Trajan has received more than 3,194,740 page views. His biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 63rd most popular politician.

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  • 82.44

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 104

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Trajan ranks 62 out of 14,801Before him are Hammurabi, Justinian I, Saddam Hussein, Nicolae Ceaușescu, James K. Polk, and Nicholas II of Russia. After him are Francisco Franco, Selim I, Kim Il-sung, Henry Kissinger, Ivan the Terrible, and Richard I of England.

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Among people born in 53, Trajan ranks 1 Among people deceased in 117, Trajan ranks 1

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Trajan ranks 8 out of 1,895Before him are Charlemagne (748), Salvador Dalí (1904), Seneca the Younger (-4), Antoni Gaudí (1852), Francisco Goya (1746), and Diego Velázquez (1599). After him are Francisco Franco (1892), Miguel de Cervantes (1547), Hernán Cortés (1485), Averroes (1126), Hadrian (76), and Theodosius I (340).


Among politicians born in Spain, Trajan ranks 2Before him are Charlemagne (748). After him are Francisco Franco (1892), Hadrian (76), Theodosius I (340), Philip II of Spain (1527), 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), and Philip III of Spain (1578).

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