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Aulus Gellius

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Aulus Gellius (c. 125 – after 180 AD) was a Roman author and grammarian, who was probably born and certainly brought up in Rome. He was educated in Athens, after which he returned to Rome. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aulus Gellius has received more than 206,277 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Aulus Gellius is the 547th most popular writer (up from 587th in 2019), the 675th most popular biography from Italy (up from 688th in 2019) and the 46th most popular Italian Writer.

Aulus Gellius is most famous for his work entitled "Noctes Atticae" which is a collection of anecdotes, short biographies, and digressions.

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Among writers, Aulus Gellius ranks 547 out of 5,755Before him are Marie-Antoine Carême, Ivan Bunin, Laurence Sterne, Kazuo Ishiguro, Wilbur Smith, and Alfred Jarry. After him are Gaius Julius Hyginus, A. A. Milne, Heinrich Mann, Luo Guanzhong, Yevgeny Zamyatin, and Georg Trakl.

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Among people born in 123, Aulus Gellius ranks 1 Among people deceased in 180, Aulus Gellius ranks 4Before him are Marcus Aurelius, Pausanias, and Gaius. After him are Tatian, Polyaenus, Melito of Sardis, and Hegesippus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Aulus Gellius ranks 675 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Agapetus I (490), Paul the Deacon (720), Vittorio Gassman (1922), Fra Bartolomeo (1472), Benozzo Gozzoli (1420), and Teia (550). After him are Richard Rogers (1933), Gregorio Allegri (1582), Pope Marcellinus (250), Margherita of Savoy (1851), Marcus Furius Camillus (-446), and Britannicus (41).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Aulus Gellius ranks 46Before him are Baldassare Castiglione (1478), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Francesca da Rimini (1259), Fausto Cercignani (1941), Giacomo Leopardi (1798), and Cassiodorus (487). After him are Theocritus (-315), Dino Buzzati (1906), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), Pietro Metastasio (1698), Alessandro Manzoni (1785), and Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749).