94 BC - 55 BC

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Titus Lucretius Carus ( TY-təs loo-KREE-shəs, Latin: [ˈtɪtʊs lʊˈkreːtɪ.ʊs ˈkaːrʊs]; c. 99 – c. 55 BC) was a Roman poet and philosopher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucretius has received more than 938,709 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Lucretius is the 55th most popular philosopher (down from 52nd in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Italy and the 6th most popular Italian Philosopher.

Lucretius is most famous for his poem "De Rerum Natura" which is a long didactic poem about the nature of the universe and the development of life.

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Among philosophers, Lucretius ranks 55 out of 1,089Before him are Hannah Arendt, Henri Bergson, Plotinus, Zeno of Elea, John Amos Comenius, and Mikhail Bakunin. After him are Empedocles, Pliny the Elder, Anaximander, Peter Abelard, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, and George Berkeley.

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Among people born in 94 BC, Lucretius ranks 1After him are Emperor Zhao of Han, Clodia Pulchra, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, and Publius Servilius Vatia Isauricus. Among people deceased in 55 BC, Lucretius ranks 1After him are Tigranes the Great, Berenice IV of Egypt, and Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Lucretius ranks 83 out of 4,088Before him are Titus (41), Filippo Brunelleschi (1377), Pope Pius IX (1792), Sophia Loren (1934), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), and Pope Gregory VII (1020). After him are Masaccio (1401), Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Domitian (51), Bud Spencer (1929), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), and Empedocles (-490).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Lucretius ranks 6Before him are Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Thomas Aquinas (1225), Maria Montessori (1870), Parmenides (-501), and Zeno of Elea (-490). After him are Empedocles (-490), Pliny the Elder (23), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Boethius (480), and Bonaventure (1221).