239 BC - 169 BC

Photo of Ennius

Icon of person Ennius

Quintus Ennius (Latin pronunciation: [ˈkᶣiːnt̪ʊs̺ ˈɛnːiʊs̺]; c. 239 – c. 169 BC) was a writer and poet who lived during the Roman Republic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ennius has received more than 207,198 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Ennius is the 414th most popular writer (down from 392nd in 2019), the 512th most popular biography from Italy (down from 467th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Italian Writer.

Ennius is most famous for his epic poem, Annales, which is an account of Rome from its founding to the time of Ennius.

Memorability Metrics

  • 210k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 75.34

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 49

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Enniuses by language


Among writers, Ennius ranks 414 out of 5,794Before him are Pierre Beaumarchais, Attar of Nishapur, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jacques Hébert, and Ivan Goncharov. After him are Sergei Yesenin, Julio Cortázar, Traudl Junge, Thomas Wolfe, Thomas Bernhard, and André Maurois.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 239 BC, Ennius ranks 1 Among people deceased in 169 BC, Ennius ranks 1

Others Born in 239 BC

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 169 BC

Go to all Rankings

In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ennius ranks 512 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Stephen I (200), Domenico Cimarosa (1749), Benedetto Croce (1866), Giorgio Napolitano (1925), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), and Gianni Rodari (1920). After him are Elisabeth Farnese (1692), Josephine of Leuchtenberg (1807), Gaius Caesar (-20), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), Maria Luisa of Parma (1751), and Totila (500).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Ennius ranks 35Before him are Pietro Aretino (1492), Tibullus (-50), Propertius (-50), Livius Andronicus (-280), Ludovico Ariosto (1474), and Cornelius Nepos (-100). After him are Fausto Cercignani (1941), Baldassare Castiglione (1478), Statius (40), Edmondo De Amicis (1846), Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749), and Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863).