84 BC - 54 BC

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Gaius Valerius Catullus (Classical Latin: [ˈɡaːiʊs waˈlɛriʊs kaˈtʊlːʊs]; c. 84 – c. 54 BC), often referred to simply as Catullus (kə-TUL-əs), was a Latin poet of the late Roman Republic who wrote chiefly in the neoteric style of poetry, focusing on personal life rather than classical heroes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catullus has received more than 841,551 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia. Catullus is the 144th most popular writer (down from 135th in 2019), the 173rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 164th 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.

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Among writers, Catullus ranks 144 out of 5,794Before him are Guillaume Apollinaire, Charlotte Brontë, Eugène Ionesco, Tove Jansson, Aldous Huxley, and Haruki Murakami. After him are J. D. Salinger, John Steinbeck, H. P. Lovecraft, Pliny the Younger, Ferdowsi, and Lou Andreas-Salomé.

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

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Catullus ranks 173 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Gregory XII (1335), Amedeo Avogadro (1776), Pope Sixtus V (1520), Giorgione (1478), Pope Clement XII (1652), and Pope Innocent X (1574). After him are Pope Formosus (816), Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Pope Pius IV (1499), Giovanni Bellini (1430), Pope Gregory XV (1554), and Vincenzo Bellini (1801).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Catullus ranks 14Before him are Umberto Eco (1932), Giorgio Vasari (1511), Cato the Elder (-243), Plautus (-254), Carlo Collodi (1826), and Guillaume Apollinaire (1880). After him are Pliny the Younger (61), Juvenal (50), Christine de Pizan (1365), Sallust (-86), Dario Fo (1926), and Torquato Tasso (1544).