Gaius Julius Hyginus

64 BC - 17

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Gaius Julius Hyginus (; c. 64 BC – AD 17) was a Latin author, a pupil of the scholar Alexander Polyhistor, and a freedman of Caesar Augustus. He was elected superintendent of the Palatine library by Augustus according to Suetonius' De Grammaticis, 20. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaius Julius Hyginus has received more than 197,768 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Gaius Julius Hyginus is the 604th most popular writer (down from 554th in 2019), the 158th most popular biography from Spain (down from 156th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Spanish Writer.

Gaius Julius Hyginus was a Roman author who is most famous for writing the poem "Fabulae".

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Among writers, Gaius Julius Hyginus ranks 604 out of 5,794Before him are Robert Ludlum, John le Carré, Georg Büchner, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Juan Ramón Jiménez, and Bai Juyi. After him are Stieg Larsson, Karl Kraus, Alessandro Manzoni, Edmond Rostand, Klaus Mann, and Miguel Ángel Asturias.

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Among people born in 64 BC, Gaius Julius Hyginus ranks 2Before him is Strabo. After him are Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus and Nicolaus of Damascus. Among people deceased in 17, Gaius Julius Hyginus ranks 3Before him are Ovid and Livy. After him are Thusnelda, Archelaus of Cappadocia, and Antiochus III of Commagene.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Gaius Julius Hyginus ranks 158 out of 2,595Before him are Henry II of Castile (1334), Ferdinand I of Naples (1423), Enrique Granados (1867), Alfonso XI of Castile (1311), Ibn Hazm (994), and Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881). After him are Peter II of Aragon (1174), Carlos Saura (1932), Hernando de Soto (1500), Josep Borrell (1947), John I of Castile (1358), and John, Prince of Asturias (1478).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Gaius Julius Hyginus ranks 13Before him are Lucan (39), Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600), Alfonso X of Castile (1221), Henry IV of Castile (1425), Seneca the Elder (-54), and Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881). After him are Columella (4), Camilo José Cela (1916), Judah Halevi (1079), Luis de Góngora (1561), Matilde Camus (1919), and Leo Africanus (1494).