New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.



65 BC - 8 BC

Photo of Horace

Icon of person Horace

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Classical Latin: [ˈkʷiːntʊs (h)ɔˈraːtiʊs ˈfɫakːʊs]; 8 December 65 BC – 27 November 8 BC), commonly known in the English-speaking world as Horace (), was the Italian lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words."Horace also crafted elegant hexameter verses (Satires and Epistles) and caustic iambic poetry (Epodes). The hexameters are amusing yet serious works, friendly in tone, leading the ancient satirist Persius to comment: "as his friend laughs, Horace slyly puts his finger on his every fault; once let in, he plays about the heartstrings".His career coincided with Rome's momentous change from a republic to an empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horace has received more than 2,487,461 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia. Horace is the 32nd most popular writer, the 34th most popular biography from Italy (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Italian Writer.

Horace is most famous for his work as a lyric poet.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 82.14

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 96

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Horaces by language


Among writers, Horace ranks 32 out of 5,755Before him are Anne Frank, Giovanni Boccaccio, Rumi, Honoré de Balzac, Ernest Hemingway, and Charles Dickens. After him are Alexandre Dumas, Aeschylus, Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, Alexander Pushkin, and Marcel Proust.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 65 BC, Horace ranks 1After him are Salome I, Cicero Minor, and Polemon I of Pontus. Among people deceased in 8 BC, Horace ranks 1After him are Gaius Maecenas and Polemon I of Pontus.

Others Born in 65 BC

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 8 BC

Go to all Rankings

In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Horace ranks 34 out of 4,668Before him are Caligula (12), Giovanni Boccaccio (1313), Alessandro Volta (1745), Florence Nightingale (1820), Niccolò Paganini (1782), and Parmenides (-501). After him are Giacomo Puccini (1858), Titian (1488), Pontius Pilate (-12), Donatello (1386), Tiberius (-42), and Saint Lucy (283).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Horace ranks 6Before him are Dante Alighieri (1265), Virgil (-70), Ovid (-43), Petrarch (1304), and Giovanni Boccaccio (1313). After him are Umberto Eco (1932), Giacomo Casanova (1725), Giorgio Vasari (1511), Cato the Elder (-243), Plautus (-254), and Carlo Collodi (1826).