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Lucius Caecilius Firmianus signo Lactantius (c. 250 – c. 325) was an early Christian author who became an advisor to Roman emperor Constantine I, guiding his Christian religious policy in its initial stages of emergence, and a tutor to his son Crispus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lactantius has received more than 423,596 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Lactantius is the 413th most popular writer (up from 425th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 78th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Egyptian Writer.

Lactantius is most famous for his work, "The Divine Institutes," which is a defense of Christianity.

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Among writers, Lactantius ranks 413 out of 5,755Before him are W. B. Yeats, Sholem Aleichem, Gertrude Stein, Saint-John Perse, Thomas Bernhard, and Meera. After him are Alphonse de Lamartine, Julio Cortázar, Tibullus, Karl Barth, Joseph Brodsky, and Zecharia Sitchin.

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Among people born in 250, Lactantius ranks 5Before him are Helena, Galerius, Constantius Chlorus, and Saint Maurice. After him are Saint Florian, Pope Miltiades, Pope Caius, Pope Alexander I of Alexandria, Pope Marcellinus, Carinus, and Pope Eusebius. Among people deceased in 325, Lactantius ranks 2Before him is Licinius. After him are Emperor Ming of Jin, Eutropia, and Sopater of Apamea.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Lactantius ranks 76 out of 582Before him are Paul of Thebes (227), Saint Maurice (250), Eric Hobsbawm (1917), Pachomius the Great (292), Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), and Psamtik I (-700). After him are Hassan al-Banna (1906), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Den (-3000), Isetnofret (-1250), Saint Menas (285), and Mohamed Morsi (1951).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Lactantius ranks 6Before him are Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Sayyid Qutb (1906), Appian (95), and Apollonius of Rhodes (-295). After him are Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Athenaeus (200), Claudian (370), Nonnus (500), Pope Dionysius of Alexandria (190), and Taha Hussein (1889).