290 BC - 260 BC

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Menippus of Gadara (; Greek: Μένιππος ὁ Γαδαρεύς Menippos o Gadarevs; fl. 3rd century BC) was a Cynic satirist. The Menippean satire genre is named after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Menippus has received more than 58,804 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Menippus is the 767th most popular writer (up from 825th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Jordan and the most popular Jordanian Writer.

Menippus is most famous for his satirical works, which he wrote in the 2nd century AD.

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Among writers, Menippus ranks 767 out of 5,794Before him are Christa Wolf, Vasubandhu, Eleanor H. Porter, Claudius Aelianus, Olga Tokarczuk, and Jane Hawking. After him are Achim von Arnim, Henry Fielding, Zosimus, Georg Brandes, Michael Crichton, and Adunis.

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Among people born in 290 BC, Menippus ranks 2Before him is Zhang Liang. After him are Sostratus of Cnidus, Teuta, Lucius Caecilius Metellus, Phriapatius, Antigonus of Carystus, Titus Manlius Torquatus, and Anyte of Tegea. Among people deceased in 260 BC, Menippus ranks 2Before him is Theocritus. After him are Sostratus of Cnidus, Zenodotus, Timaeus, Hanno the Great, Hannibal Gisco, Gaius Claudius Nero, Quintus Fulvius Flaccus, Euthydemus I, Philochorus, and Marcus Livius Salinator.

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In Jordan

Among people born in Jordan, Menippus ranks 7 out of 37Before him are Aaron (-1396), Hussein of Jordan (1935), Al-Mansur (714), As-Saffah (722), Al-Mahdi (744), and Abdullah II of Jordan (1962). After him are Judas of Galilee (-100), Nicomachus (60), Philodemus (-110), Balak (null), Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966), and Meleager of Gadara (-130).

Among WRITERS In Jordan

Among writers born in Jordan, Menippus ranks 1After him are Meleager of Gadara (-130), Samih al-Qasim (1939), and Nahed Hattar (1960).