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Aulus Vitellius (, vih-TELL-ee-əs; Latin: [ˈau̯lʊs wɪˈtɛlːijʊs]; 24 September 15 – 20 December 69) was Roman emperor for eight months, from 19 April to 20 December AD 69. Vitellius was proclaimed emperor following the quick succession of the previous emperors Galba and Otho, in a year of civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors. Vitellius was the first to add the honorific cognomen Germanicus to his name instead of Caesar upon his accession. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vitellius has received more than 2,106,537 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Vitellius is the 420th most popular politician (up from 441st in 2019), the 200th most popular biography from Italy (up from 204th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Italian Politician.

Vitellius was most famous for being the Roman emperor from 69 to his death in 69.

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Over the past year Vitellius has had the most page views in the with 308,779 views, followed by Spanish (73,456), and Italian (49,949). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (253.69%), Azerbaijani (214.36%), and Cantonese (48.92%)


Among politicians, Vitellius ranks 420 out of 19,576Before him are Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, Herod Antipas, Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis VII of France, Rurik, and Albert II of Belgium. After him are Ludwig II of Bavaria, Harald Fairhair, Hafsa Sultan, Rehoboam, Viktor Yanukovych, and Józef Piłsudski.

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Among people born in 15, Vitellius ranks 2Before him is Jude the Apostle. After him are Agrippina the Younger, Apollonius of Tyana, Pomponius Mela, Lollia Paulina, Caratacus, and Publius Ostorius Scapula. Among people deceased in 69, Vitellius ranks 2Before him is Galba. After him are Otho, James, brother of Jesus, Sporus, Tigellinus, Domitilla the Younger, Cartimandua, Evodius, Titus Flavius Sabinus, Epaphroditus, and Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Vitellius ranks 200 out of 5,161Before him are Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Pope Linus (1), Carlo Ancelotti (1959), Giovanni Bellini (1430), and Tomaso Albinoni (1671). After him are Catullus (-84), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Ludovico Sforza (1452), Pope Boniface V (575), Saint Cecilia (200), and Livia (-58).


Among politicians born in Italy, Vitellius ranks 33Before him are Cardinal Mazarin (1602), Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), Galba (-3), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Nerva (30), and Scipio Africanus (-235). After him are Pompey (-106), Servius Tullius (-600), Otho (32), Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Lucius Verus (130), and Umberto II of Italy (1904).