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Appian of Alexandria (; Greek: Ἀππιανὸς Ἀλεξανδρεύς Appianòs Alexandreús; Latin: Appianus Alexandrinus; c. 95 – c. AD 165) was a Greek historian with Roman citizenship who prospered during the reigns of Emperors of Rome Trajan, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius. He was born c. 95 in Alexandria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Appian has received more than 433,623 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 53 in 2019). Appian is the 342nd most popular writer (down from 304th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 59th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Egyptian Writer.

Appian is most famous for his "History of Rome" which is a history of the Roman Republic.

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Among writers, Appian ranks 342 out of 5,755Before him are Gerhart Hauptmann, Gao Xingjian, Napoleon Hill, Philip Roth, Czesław Miłosz, and Sayyid Qutb. After him are Friedrich Schlegel, O. Henry, Jorge Amado, Wilhelm Grimm, Johannes V. Jensen, and Aulus Cornelius Celsus.

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Among people born in 95, Appian ranks 1 Among people deceased in 165, Appian ranks 1After him are Justin Martyr, Taejodae of Goguryeo, Felicitas of Rome, and Chadae of Goguryeo.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Appian ranks 69 out of 582Before him are Saint Apollonia (110), Meritaten (-1400), Muhammad Abduh (1849), Sextus Empiricus (160), Shoshenq I (-1000), and Sayyid Qutb (1906). After him are Paul of Thebes (227), Saint Maurice (250), Eric Hobsbawm (1917), Pachomius the Great (292), Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), and Psamtik I (-700).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Appian ranks 4Before him are Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), and Sayyid Qutb (1906). After him are Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), Lactantius (250), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Athenaeus (200), Claudian (370), Nonnus (500), Pope Dionysius of Alexandria (190), and Taha Hussein (1889).