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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 CE. He is the author of the collection of satirical poems known as the Satires. The details of Juvenal's life are unclear, although references within his text to known persons of the late first and early second centuries CE 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 744,454 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Juvenal is the 181st most popular writer (down from 168th in 2019), the 246th most popular biography from Italy (down from 203rd 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 181 out of 5,755Before him are Petronius, Lope de Vega, Diogenes Laërtius, Dale Carnegie, Constantine VII, and John the Evangelist. After him are Mansur Al-Hallaj, Georges Simenon, Sigrid Undset, François-René de Chateaubriand, John Steinbeck, and Orhan Pamuk.

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Among people born in 50, Juvenal ranks 3Before him are Judas Iscariot and Epictetus. After him are Zacchaeus, Apollodorus of Damascus, Simon bar Kokhba, Salome, Simon Magus, Rabbi Akiva, Charaka, Osroes I, and Gaius Calpurnius Piso. Among people deceased in 200, Juvenal ranks 2Before him is Lucian. After him are Sun Ce, Longus, Justin, Artemidorus, Emperor Chūai, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Lucius Artorius Castus, Babrius, Soranus of Ephesus, and Vologases III of Parthia.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Juvenal ranks 246 out of 4,668Before him are Padre Pio (1887), Didius Julianus (133), Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Gianni Versace (1946), Pope Innocent VII (1339), and Pope Felix I (300). After him are Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Sonia Gandhi (1946), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Pope Innocent IX (1519), Pope Lucius III (1110), and Livia (-58).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Juvenal ranks 16Before him are Cato the Elder (-243), Plautus (-254), Carlo Collodi (1826), Catullus (-84), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), and Pliny the Younger (61). After him are Luigi Pirandello (1867), Torquato Tasso (1544), Sallust (-86), Christine de Pizan (1365), Dario Fo (1926), and Carlo Goldoni (1707).