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Ammianus Marcellinus

330 - 395

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Ammianus Marcellinus, occasionally anglicised as Ammian (Greek: Αμμιανός Μαρκελλίνος; born c. 330, died c. 391 – 400), was a Roman soldier and historian who wrote the penultimate major historical account surviving from antiquity (preceding Procopius). Written in Latin and known as the Res gestae, his work chronicled the history of Rome from the accession of the Emperor Nerva in 96 to the death of Valens at the Battle of Adrianople in 378. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ammianus Marcellinus has received more than 504,525 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Ammianus Marcellinus is the 388th most popular writer (down from 362nd in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 161st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Turkish Writer.

Ammianus Marcellinus was a fourth-century Roman historian who wrote a history of Rome from the death of Augustus in 14 AD to the death of Valens in 378 AD.

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Among writers, Ammianus Marcellinus ranks 388 out of 5,755Before him are Jo Nesbø, W. Somerset Maugham, Herta Müller, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, André Maurois, and Henning Mankell. After him are Edmondo De Amicis, Hector Malot, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Apollonius of Rhodes, J. M. G. Le Clézio, and Sergei Yesenin.

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Among people born in 330, Ammianus Marcellinus ranks 1After him is Caesarius of Nazianzus. Among people deceased in 395, Ammianus Marcellinus ranks 3Before him are Theodosius I and Gregory of Nyssa. After him are Ausonius, Rufinus, and Macarius of Alexandria.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Ammianus Marcellinus ranks 179 out of 1,301Before him are John II Komnenos (1087), Constantine X Doukas (1006), Michael II (770), Malhun Hatun (1350), Parascheva of the Balkans (1000), and Maurice (539). After him are Apollonius of Tyana (15), Pope John V (635), Stateira II (-346), Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca (1853), Dragut (1485), and Briseis (null).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Ammianus Marcellinus ranks 8Before him are Lucian (120), Anacreon (-570), Constantine VII (905), Orhan Pamuk (1952), Anna Komnene (1083), and Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60). After him are Yunus Emre (1240), Giorgos Seferis (1900), Novatian (220), Theodore the Studite (759), Aratus (-315), and Zosimus (460).