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Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius, usually referred to as Macrobius (fl. c. AD 400), was a Roman provincial who lived during the early fifth century, during late antiquity, the period of time corresponding to the Later Roman Empire, and when Latin was as widespread as Greek among the elite. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Macrobius has received more than 338,182 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Macrobius is the 358th most popular philosopher (down from 357th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Tunisia (up from 23rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Tunisian Philosopher.

Macrobius is most famous for his commentary on Cicero's Dream of Scipio.

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Among philosophers, Macrobius ranks 358 out of 1,267Before him are Isaac Abarbanel, Haji Bektash Veli, Juan Luis Vives, Jacques Rancière, Strato of Lampsacus, and Edward de Bono. After him are Wilhelm Windelband, Han Yu, Pompeia Plotina, Nachmanides, Stilpo, and Alexandre Koyré.

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Among people born in 370, Macrobius ranks 5Before him are Pope Boniface I, Constantius III, Synesius, and Claudian. After him are Pharamond, Sigeric, Isidore of Pelusium, Possidius, Heraclianus, and Atticus of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 430, Macrobius ranks 2Before him is Augustine of Hippo. After him are Octar, Honoratus, Saint Aurelius, and Nilus of Sinai.

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In Tunisia

Among people born in Tunisia, Macrobius ranks 20 out of 210Before him are Beji Caid Essebsi (1926), Hanno the Navigator (-633), Aemilianus (207), Hasdrubal Barca (-300), Julia of Corsica (420), and Fatima al-Fihri (800). After him are Sophonisba (-300), Gunthamund (450), Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah (931), Moncef Marzouki (1945), Mohamed Ghannouchi (1941), and Sandra Milo (1933).


Among philosophers born in Tunisia, Macrobius ranks 2Before him are Tertullian (155). After him are Arnobius (255), Clitomachus (-187), and Pierre Lévy (1956).