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Jordanes (), also written as Jordanis or Jornandes, was a 6th-century Eastern Roman bureaucrat widely believed to be of Gothic descent who became a historian later in life. Late in life he wrote two works, one on Roman history (Romana) and the other on the Goths (Getica). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jordanes has received more than 328,337 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Jordanes is the 267th most popular writer (up from 277th in 2019).

Jordanes is most famous for his book "Getica" which is a history of the Goths.

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Among writers, Jordanes ranks 267 out of 5,755Before him are Alcaeus of Mytilene, Jaroslav Hašek, Alfonso X of Castile, Henry Miller, Carlo Goldoni, and William Golding. After him are Chrétien de Troyes, Valmiki, Shams Tabrizi, Françoise Sagan, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Carl Spitteler.

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Among people born in 600, Jordanes ranks 1After him are Abu Hurairah, Pope Eugene I, Pope Vitalian, Samo, Pope John IV, Abraha, Musaylimah, Zainab bint Muhammad, Abdullah ibn Masud, Bahira, and Muadh ibn Jabal. Among people deceased in 600, Jordanes ranks 1After him are Abraha, Abd Manaf ibn Qusai, Sophia, Stephanus of Byzantium, Qasim ibn Muhammad, Priscian, Leander of Seville, Hrólfr Kraki, Bharavi, Eutocius of Ascalon, and John the Lydian.

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