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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 219,692 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Gaius Julius Hyginus is the 548th most popular writer (up from 604th in 2019), the 157th most popular biography from Spain (up from 158th in 2019) and the 12th 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 548 out of 5,755Before him are Ivan Bunin, Laurence Sterne, Kazuo Ishiguro, Wilbur Smith, Alfred Jarry, and Aulus Gellius. After him are A. A. Milne, Heinrich Mann, Luo Guanzhong, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Georg Trakl, and Denis of Portugal.

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Among people born in 64 BC, Gaius Julius Hyginus ranks 2Before him is Strabo. After him are Nicolaus of Damascus and Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus. 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 157 out of 2,932Before him are Peter II of Aragon (1174), Ricardo Zamora (1901), Pedro de Valdivia (1497), Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548), José Antonio Primo de Rivera (1903), and Henry II of Castile (1334). After him are Martin of Aragon (1356), Alfonso XI of Castile (1311), Sancho II of Castile and León (1036), Carlos Saura (1932), Berengaria of Navarre (1165), and Enrique Iglesias (1975).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Gaius Julius Hyginus ranks 12Before him are Bartolomé de las Casas (1484), Alfonso X of Castile (1221), Lucan (39), Martial (40), Seneca the Elder (-54), and Henry IV of Castile (1425). After him are Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881), Francisco de Quevedo (1584), Tirso de Molina (1579), Camilo José Cela (1916), Leo Africanus (1494), and Columella (4).