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Apuleius (; also called Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis; c. 124 – after 170) was a Numidian Latin-language prose writer, Platonist philosopher and rhetorician. He lived in the Roman province of Numidia, in the Berber city of Madauros, modern-day M'Daourouch, Algeria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Apuleius has received more than 516,184 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Apuleius is the 137th most popular writer (down from 118th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Algeria and the 2nd most popular Algerian Writer.

Apuleius is most famous for writing the novel The Golden Ass, which tells the story of a man who is turned into an ass and then transformed back into a human.

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Among writers, Apuleius ranks 137 out of 5,794Before him are Carlo Collodi, Kālidāsa, Heinrich Böll, Boris Pasternak, Sully Prudhomme, and Günter Grass. After him are Guillaume Apollinaire, Charlotte Brontë, Eugène Ionesco, Tove Jansson, Aldous Huxley, and Haruki Murakami.

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Among people born in 125, Apuleius ranks 1After him is Faustina the Younger. Among people deceased in 170, Apuleius ranks 2Before him is Ptolemy. After him are Salvius Julianus and Junius Rusticus.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Apuleius ranks 4 out of 164Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Albert Camus (1913), and Yves Saint Laurent (1936). After him are Jacques Derrida (1930), Macrinus (164), Louis Althusser (1918), Saint Monica (332), Jugurtha (-160), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), and Édouard-Henri Avril (1849).

Among WRITERS In Algeria

Among writers born in Algeria, Apuleius ranks 2Before him are Albert Camus (1913). After him are Marcus Minucius Felix (110), Assia Djebar (1936), Bernard-Henri Lévy (1948), Robert Merle (1908), Hélène Cixous (1937), Kateb Yacine (1929), Mohammed Dib (1920), Isaac Alfasi (1013), Mouloud Feraoun (1913), and Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari (1578).