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Septimia Zenobia (Palmyrene Aramaic: 𐡡𐡶𐡦𐡡𐡩‎, Bat-Zabbai; c. 240 – c. 274) was a third-century queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Syria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zenobia has received more than 1,968,898 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Zenobia is the 508th most popular politician (down from 371st in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Syria (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Syrian Politician.

Zenobia was a queen of the Palmyrene Empire in the 3rd century AD. She led a rebellion against the Roman Empire, and conquered much of the Middle East.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Zenobias by language

Over the past year Zenobia has had the most page views in the with 253,892 views, followed by Arabic (82,560), and Spanish (45,633). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kurdish (Kurmanji) (266.67%), Sinhalese (164.55%), and Belarusian (70.86%)


Among politicians, Zenobia ranks 508 out of 19,576Before her are Murad V, Honorius, Isabella II of Spain, Frederick William III of Prussia, Władysław II Jagiełło, and John Adams. After her are Anne, Queen of Great Britain, Yaroslav the Wise, Christian VII of Denmark, Alexios I Komnenos, James Monroe, and Christina, Queen of Sweden.

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Among people born in 240, Zenobia ranks 2Before her is Maximian. After her are Lucian of Antioch, Sima Lun, Pamphilus of Caesarea, Cassian of Imola, and Gupta. Among people deceased in 275, Zenobia ranks 1After her are Aurelian, Tarcisius, Paul of Samosata, and Mammes of Caesarea.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Zenobia ranks 4 out of 210Before her are Elagabalus (203), John of Damascus (676), and Yazid I (647). After her are Hafez al-Assad (1930), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Pope Gregory III (700), Philip the Arab (204), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), and Ibn Kathir (1301).


Among politicians born in Syria, Zenobia ranks 3Before her are Elagabalus (203), and Yazid I (647). After her are Hafez al-Assad (1930), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Philip the Arab (204), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), and Al-Adil I (1145).