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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 277,376 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Macrobius is the 361st most popular philosopher (down from 335th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Tunisia (down from 18th 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 361 out of 1,081Before him are Pompeia Plotina, Wilhelm Windelband, Euclid of Megara, René Girard, Nachmanides, and Uriel da Costa. After him are Alexandre Kojève, Mulla Sadra, Ronald Dworkin, Edward de Bono, Günther Anders, and Fukuzawa Yukichi.

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Among people born in 370, Macrobius ranks 6Before him are Pope Boniface I, Constantius III, Pharamond, Synesius, and Claudian. After him are Sigeric, Isidore of Pelusium, and Atticus of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 430, Macrobius ranks 2Before him is Augustine of Hippo. After him are Octar, Honoratus, and Saint Aurelius.

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In Tunisia

Among people born in Tunisia, Macrobius ranks 23 out of 179Before him are Beji Caid Essebsi (1926), Julia of Corsica (420), Gunthamund (450), Hasdrubal the Fair (-270), Gordian II (190), and Sophonisba (-300). After him are Mohamed Ghannouchi (1941), Hasdrubal Gisco (-300), Moncef Marzouki (1945), Arnobius (255), Hanno the Great (-300), and Salvius Julianus (115).


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