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Marcus Cornelius Fronto

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Marcus Cornelius Fronto (c. 100 – late 160s AD), best known as Fronto, was a Roman grammarian, rhetorician, and advocate. Of Berber origin, he was born at Cirta (modern-day Constantine, Algeria) in Numidia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcus Cornelius Fronto has received more than 115,255 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Marcus Cornelius Fronto is the 477th most popular philosopher (up from 480th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Algeria (down from 37th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Algerian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Marcus Cornelius Fronto ranks 477 out of 1,081Before him are Shantideva, Stilpo, Dicaearchus, Su Song, Roger Scruton, and Rodolphus Agricola. After him are Vittorino da Feltre, Alasdair MacIntyre, Plutarch of Athens, Ahmad Sirhindi, Zhiyi, and Thomas Cajetan.

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Among people born in 100, Marcus Cornelius Fronto ranks 27Before him are Simeon of Jerusalem, Mary the Jewess, Claudia Acte, Domitia Longina, Saint Sabina, and Aretaeus of Cappadocia. After him are Agrippa the Skeptic, Praxedes, Valentinus, Marinus of Tyre, Gan Ying, and Vologases III of Parthia. Among people deceased in 160, Marcus Cornelius Fronto ranks 3Before him are Marcion of Sinope and Shimon bar Yochai. After him are Valentinus and Quintus Lollius Urbicus.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Marcus Cornelius Fronto ranks 41 out of 184Before him are Chadli Bendjedid (1929), Assia Djebar (1936), Jean-Claude Brialy (1933), Hélène Cixous (1937), Micipsa (-200), and Louis Franchet d'Espèrey (1856). After him are Enrico Macias (1938), Priscian (500), Mohamed Boudiaf (1919), Khaled (1960), Liamine Zéroual (1941), and Edwige Fenech (1948).


Among philosophers born in Algeria, Marcus Cornelius Fronto ranks 6Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Jacques Derrida (1930), Louis Althusser (1918), Jacques Rancière (1940), and Martianus Capella (360). After him are Priscian (500) and Émile Boirac (1851).