84 BC - 54 BC

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Gaius Valerius Catullus (Classical Latin: [ˈɡaːiʊs waˈɫɛriʊs kaˈtʊllʊs]; c. 84 – c. 54 BC), known as Catullus (kə-TUL-əs), was a Latin neoteric poet of the late Roman Republic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catullus has received more than 1,180,537 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Catullus is the 154th most popular writer (down from 137th in 2019), the 201st most popular biography from Italy (down from 175th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Italian Writer.

Gaius Valerius Catullus was a Roman poet who is most famous for his poems to his lover, Lesbia.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.24

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 71

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.49

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Epigrams, Latin
Elegiac poetry, Latin
Catullus, Tibullus and Pervigilium Veneris
Selected poems
Carmen 63
Catulli Veronensis liber
Elegiac poetry, Latin

Page views of Catulluses by language

Over the past year Catullus has had the most page views in the with 151,851 views, followed by Italian (91,959), and Spanish (41,648). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (92.33%), Kirghiz (90.19%), and Venetian (75.40%)


Among writers, Catullus ranks 154 out of 7,302Before him are Elias Canetti, William Faulkner, Jean Racine, Naguib Mahfouz, Annie Ernaux, and Joseph Conrad. After him are Novalis, Fernando Pessoa, Karen Blixen, John the Evangelist, Terry Pratchett, and Georges Simenon.

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Among people born in 84 BC, Catullus ranks 1After him are Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, Surena, and Publius Servilius Casca. Among people deceased in 54 BC, Catullus ranks 1After him are Ariovistus, Julia, Aurelia Cotta, Quintus Titurius Sabinus, Mithridates IV of Parthia, and Dumnorix.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Catullus ranks 201 out of 5,161Before him are Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Pope Linus (1), Carlo Ancelotti (1959), Giovanni Bellini (1430), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), and Vitellius (15). After him are Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Ludovico Sforza (1452), Pope Boniface V (575), Saint Cecilia (200), Livia (-58), and Boethius (480).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Catullus ranks 14Before him are Umberto Eco (1932), Giorgio Vasari (1511), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Plautus (-254), Cato the Elder (-243), and Carlo Collodi (1826). After him are Pliny the Younger (61), Luigi Pirandello (1867), Juvenal (50), Carlo Goldoni (1707), Torquato Tasso (1544), and Dario Fo (1926).