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Appian

95 - 165

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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 flourished 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 360,715 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Appian is the 304th most popular writer (up from 356th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 68th in 2019) and the 2nd 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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  • 360k

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  • 76.88

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  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Appian ranks 304 out of 5,794Before him are Ernst Jünger, Gao Xingjian, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Alberto Moravia, Gerhart Hauptmann, and Carl Spitteler. After him are Luís de Camões, Italo Calvino, J. M. Coetzee, Romain Gary, Alfonso X of Castile, and Nâzım Hikmet.

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Contemporaries

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

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Appian ranks 59 out of 520Before him are Ahmose I (-1560), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921), Moses in Islam (-1392), and Farouk of Egypt (1920). After him are Amenhotep II (-1401), Djedefre (-2600), Sextus Empiricus (160), Shoshenq I (-1000), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), and Tiye (-1398).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Appian ranks 2Before him are Naguib Mahfouz (1911). After him are Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), Lactantius (250), Sayyid Qutb (1906), Athenaeus (200), Claudian (370), Pope Dionysius of Alexandria (190), Nonnus (500), and Taha Hussein (1889).