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Decimus Junius Juvenalis (Latin: [ˈdɛkɪmʊs ˈjuːniʊs jʊwɛˈnaːlɪs]), known in English as Juvenal ( JOO-vən-əl), was a Roman poet active in the late first and early second century AD. He is the author of the collection of satirical poems known as the Satires. The details of the author's life are unclear, although references within his text to known persons of the late first and early second centuries AD fix his earliest date of composition. One recent scholar argues that his first book was published in 100 or 101. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Juvenal has received more than 649,558 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Juvenal is the 168th most popular writer (up from 182nd in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 230th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Italian Writer.

Juvenal is most famous for his satirical poems.

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Among writers, Juvenal ranks 168 out of 5,794Before him are Murasaki Shikibu, Du Fu, Snorri Sturluson, Petronius, Ivo Andrić, and Fernando Pessoa. After him are Cyrano de Bergerac, Joseph Conrad, Jean Racine, Menander, Geoffrey Chaucer, and François-René de Chateaubriand.

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Among people born in 50, Juvenal ranks 3Before him are Judas Iscariot and Epictetus. After him are Apollodorus of Damascus, Simon bar Kokhba, Zacchaeus, Salome, Simon Magus, Rabbi Akiva, Osroes I, Charaka, and Gaius Calpurnius Piso. Among people deceased in 200, Juvenal ranks 1After him are Lucian, Sun Ce, Longus, Artemidorus, Justin, Emperor Chūai, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Lucius Artorius Castus, Soranus of Ephesus, Babrius, and Diogenes of Oenoanda.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Juvenal ranks 203 out of 4,088Before him are Messalina (17), Pope Honorius III (1148), Enzo Ferrari (1898), Pope Alexander VIII (1610), Servius Tullius (-600), and Adriano Celentano (1938). After him are Enrico Caruso (1873), Piero della Francesca (1415), Giorgio Armani (1934), Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Clement XIII (1693), and Pope Alexander VII (1599).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Juvenal ranks 16Before him are Cato the Elder (-243), Plautus (-254), Carlo Collodi (1826), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Catullus (-84), and Pliny the Younger (61). After him are Christine de Pizan (1365), Sallust (-86), Dario Fo (1926), Torquato Tasso (1544), Carlo Goldoni (1707), and Marcus Terentius Varro (-116).