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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 306,202 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Lactantius is the 425th most popular writer (down from 385th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 72nd 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 425 out of 5,794Before him are Thomas Bernhard, André Maurois, Osamu Dazai, G. K. Chesterton, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Phaedrus. After him are Fausto Cercignani, Mika Waltari, Percy Fawcett, Alfred de Musset, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Andrzej Sapkowski.

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Among people born in 250, Lactantius ranks 6Before him are Helena, Galerius, Constantius Chlorus, Saint Florian, and Pope Caius. After him are Pope Miltiades, Saint Maurice, Pope Marcellinus, Pope Alexander I of Alexandria, Pope Eusebius, and Carinus. Among people deceased in 325, Lactantius ranks 2Before him is Licinius. After him are Emperor Ming of Jin and Eutropia.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Lactantius ranks 78 out of 520Before him are Pachomius the Great (292), Eric Hobsbawm (1917), Berenice IV of Egypt (-77), Meritaten (-1400), Den (-3000), and Muhammad Abduh (1849). After him are Saint Sarah (100), Ctesibius (-284), Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), Sayyid Qutb (1906), Teti (-2350), and Mohamed Al-Fayed (1929).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

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