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Septimia Zenobia (Palmyrene: (Btzby), pronounced Bat-Zabbai; c. 240 – c. 274 AD) 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 1,186,572 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Zenobia is the 441st most popular politician (up from 511th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Syria (down from 3rd 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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Among politicians, Zenobia ranks 441 out of 15,710Before her are Otho, Albert II of Belgium, Franz von Papen, John II of France, Jiang Zemin, and Mahmoud Abbas. After her are Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Guy of Lusignan, Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, George I of Great Britain, Ashurbanipal, and Robert Schuman.

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

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Zenobia ranks 4 out of 158Before her are Elagabalus (203), Hafez al-Assad (1930), and John of Damascus (676). After her are Yazid I (647), Philip the Arab (204), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Pope Anicetus (70), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Pope Gregory III (700), and John Climacus (579).


Among politicians born in Syria, Zenobia ranks 3Before her are Elagabalus (203) and Hafez al-Assad (1930). After her are Yazid I (647), Philip the Arab (204), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), and Musa ibn Nusayr (640).