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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 227,722 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 49 in 2019). Ennius is the 431st most popular writer (down from 414th in 2019), the 551st most popular biography from Italy (down from 512th in 2019) and the 36th 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.

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Among writers, Ennius ranks 431 out of 5,755Before him are Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Jami, Phaedrus, Louis Aragon, Vladimir Vysotsky, and Bohumil Hrabal. After him are Louise de La Vallière, Constantine P. Cavafy, Louisa May Alcott, Traudl Junge, Yunus Emre, and Tennessee Williams.

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

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ennius ranks 551 out of 4,668Before him are Cosima Wagner (1837), Giuseppe Piazzi (1746), Dominic Savio (1842), Gentile Bellini (1429), Aloysius Gonzaga (1568), and Philip of Swabia (1177). After him are Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), Charles III of Naples (1345), Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772), Giuseppe Peano (1858), Salvatore Adamo (1943), and Pope Leo VII (900).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Ennius ranks 36Before him are Edmondo De Amicis (1846), Cornelius Nepos (-100), Pietro Aretino (1492), Propertius (-50), Tibullus (-50), and Elena Ferrante (1943). After him are Livius Andronicus (-280), Grazia Deledda (1871), Statius (40), Baldassare Castiglione (1478), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), and Francesca da Rimini (1259).