Gaius Julius Solinus

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Gaius Julius Solinus, better known simply as Solinus, was a Latin grammarian, geographer, and compiler who probably flourished in the early 3rd century AD. Historical scholar Theodor Mommsen dates him to the middle of the 3rd century. Solinus was the author of De mirabilibus mundi ("On the Wonders of the World") which circulated under the titles Collectanea Rerum Memorabilium ("A Collection of Curious Things"), Mirabilia, and Polyhistor, the latter title being favoured by the author himself. The work is indeed a description of curiosities in a chorographic framework. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaius Julius Solinus has received more than 81,573 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Gaius Julius Solinus is the 1,744th most popular writer (down from 1,656th in 2019), the 1,827th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,735th in 2019) and the 124th most popular Italian Writer.

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  • 82k

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  • 57.25

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.98

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  • 2.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

C. Iulii Solini Collectanea rerum memorabilium
Delle cose maravigloise del mondo, tr. dall'illustr. s. G.V. Belprato conte di Anversa [sic].
Solino, Delle cose maravigliose del mondo
De memoralibus mundi

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Over the past year Gaius Julius Solinus has had the most page views in the with 13,048 views, followed by Italian (4,584), and Spanish (2,504). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hungarian (80.92%), Hebrew (66.50%), and Slovak (56.30%)


Among writers, Gaius Julius Solinus ranks 1,744 out of 7,302Before him are William Carlos Williams, Joan Didion, Konstantin Ushinsky, Peter Abrahams, Ippolita Maria Sforza, and Banine. After him are David Burliuk, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, Edmond Hamilton, Minamoto no Sanetomo, I. L. Peretz, and Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz.

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Among people born in 400, Gaius Julius Solinus ranks 32Before him are Radagaisus, Maximus of Hispania, Vincent of Lérins, Meletius of Antioch, Quintus Smyrnaeus, and Gjúki. After him are Claudius Silvanus, Nepotianus, Eutropius, Saint Fabiola, Justina, and Aioulf. Among people deceased in 400, Gaius Julius Solinus ranks 9Before him are Heliodorus of Emesa, Eutropius, Thaïs, Flavia Maximiana Theodora, Eustathius of Antioch, and Quintus Smyrnaeus. After him are Julius Firmicus Maternus, Varazdat, Mallobaudes, Juvencus, Aphthonius of Antioch, and Faustina.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gaius Julius Solinus ranks 1,827 out of 5,161Before him are Nicola Abbagnano (1901), Giacomo Manzù (1908), Giuseppe Bertello (1942), Catherine de' Medici, Governor of Siena (1593), Boniface II, Marquis of Montferrat (1202), and Ippolita Maria Sforza (1446). After him are Lucio Battisti (1943), Luca Toni (1977), Enrico Ferri (1856), Senesino (1686), Ercole Consalvi (1757), and Tiridates III of Parthia (-50).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Gaius Julius Solinus ranks 124Before him are Margherita Sarfatti (1880), Oswald von Wolkenstein (1377), Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538), Luigi Pulci (1432), Archestratus (-350), and Ippolita Maria Sforza (1446). After him are Tavo Burat (1932), Tonino Guerra (1920), Cangrande I della Scala (1291), Bartolomeo Platina (1421), Philemon (-362), and Alfredo M. Bonanno (1937).