Appius Claudius Caecus

340 BC - 273 BC

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Appius Claudius Caecus ("the blind"; fl. 312–279 BC) was a statesman of the Roman Republic. He served as a Roman censor between 312 and 308, and then a consul twice, once in 307 and once in 296, dictator c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Appius Claudius Caecus has received more than 170,122 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Appius Claudius Caecus is the 546th most popular writer (down from 444th in 2019).

Appius Claudius Caecus was most famous for being the first plebeian consul.

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Among writers, Appius Claudius Caecus ranks 546 out of 5,794Before him are Bohumil Hrabal, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Salman Rushdie, Al-Maʿarri, A. J. Cronin, and Frantz Fanon. After him are William of Rubruck, Georg Trakl, Natsume Sōseki, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Tyrtaeus, and Patrick Süskind.

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Among people born in 340 BC, Appius Claudius Caecus ranks 2Before him is Chandragupta Maurya. After him are Berenice I of Egypt, Philetaerus, Philochorus, Theodorus the Atheist, Menedemus, and Duris of Samos. Among people deceased in 273 BC, Appius Claudius Caecus ranks 1After him is Bindusara.

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