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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 567,088 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Apuleius is the 125th most popular writer (up from 137th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Algeria (up from 4th in 2019) 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 125 out of 5,755Before him are Yukio Mishima, Henry David Thoreau, Paul Verlaine, Alexandre Dumas fils, Matsuo Bashō, and Jean Cocteau. After him are H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Louis Stevenson, Haruki Murakami, Walter Scott, Guy de Maupassant, and August Strindberg.

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Among people born in 125, Apuleius ranks 1After him are Faustina the Younger and Polycrates of Ephesus. 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 3 out of 184Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354) and Albert Camus (1913). After him are Tariq ibn Ziyad (670), Yves Saint Laurent (1936), Jacques Derrida (1930), Macrinus (164), Louis Althusser (1918), Jugurtha (-160), Saint Monica (332), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), and Emir Abdelkader (1808).

Among WRITERS In Algeria

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