Diodorus Siculus

90 BC - 30 BC

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Diodorus Siculus, or Diodorus of Sicily (Greek: Διόδωρος Diodoros; fl. 1st century BC), was an ancient Greek historian. He is known for writing the monumental universal history Bibliotheca historica, in forty books, fifteen of which survive intact, between 60 and 30 BC. The history is arranged in three parts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diodorus Siculus has received more than 806,522 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Diodorus Siculus is the 12th most popular historian, the 221st most popular biography from Italy (up from 237th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Historian.

Diodorus Siculus is most famous for his work "Bibliotheca Historica" which is a compilation of Greek history.

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Among historians, Diodorus Siculus ranks 12 out of 339Before him are Livy, Sima Qian, Josephus, Polybius, Suetonius, and Alexis de Tocqueville. After him are Thomas Kuhn, Manetho, Hecataeus of Miletus, Procopius, Cassius Dio, and Arnold J. Toynbee.

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Among people born in 90 BC, Diodorus Siculus ranks 2Before him is Zechariah. After him are Publius Clodius Pulcher, Anna the Prophetess, Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus, Phraates IV, Gaius Antonius Hybrida, Pompeia, Aulus Hirtius, Gaius Scribonius Curio, Trebonius, and Ariobarzanes II of Cappadocia. Among people deceased in 30 BC, Diodorus Siculus ranks 4Before him are Cleopatra, Mark Antony, and Caesarion. After him are Hyrcanus II, Marcus Antonius Antyllus, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, Huhanye, and Publius Canidius Crassus.

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Among people born in Italy, Diodorus Siculus ranks 221 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Marcellus II (1501), Marie de' Medici (1575), Pliny the Younger (61), Pope Honorius III (1148), Messalina (17), and Rita of Cascia (1381). After him are Cesare Lombroso (1835), Pope Clement X (1590), Pope Boniface V (575), Piero della Francesca (1415), Pope Celestine V (1215), and Gerolamo Cardano (1501).


Among historians born in Italy, Diodorus Siculus ranks 3Before him are Livy (-59) and Suetonius (70). After him are Leonardo Bruni (1370), Poggio Bracciolini (1380), Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Euhemerus (-330), Francesco Guicciardini (1483), Carlo Ginzburg (1939), Timaeus (-350), Flavio Biondo (1388), and Tyrannius Rufinus (345).