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Nicolaus of Damascus

64 BC - 4

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Nicolaus of Damascus (Greek: Νικόλαος Δαμασκηνός, Nikolāos Damaskēnos; Latin: Nicolaus Damascenus) was a Greek historian and philosopher who lived during the Augustan age of the Roman Empire. His name is derived from that of his birthplace, Damascus. He was born around 64 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolaus of Damascus has received more than 128,699 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Nicolaus of Damascus is the 68th most popular historian (down from 67th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Syria (down from 34th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Syrian Historian.

Nicolaus of Damascus is most famous for being a physician and philosopher who was a contemporary of Galen. He is best known for his work in the field of ophthalmology.

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Among historians, Nicolaus of Damascus ranks 68 out of 339Before him are Gaston Maspero, Heinrich Wölfflin, Henri Pirenne, Bernard Lewis, Theophylact Simocatta, and Al-Baladhuri. After him are Johann Jakob Bachofen, Al-Dhahabi, Movses Khorenatsi, Erich Auerbach, Carlo Ginzburg, and Eutropius.

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Among people born in 64 BC, Nicolaus of Damascus ranks 3Before him are Strabo and Gaius Julius Hyginus. After him is Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus. Among people deceased in 4, Nicolaus of Damascus ranks 3Before him are Gaius Caesar and Hyeokgeose of Silla. After him are Gaius Asinius Pollio and Phraates V.

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Among people born in Syria, Nicolaus of Damascus ranks 39 out of 181Before him are Moustapha Akkad (1930), Heliodorus of Emesa (250), Julia Maesa (165), Odaenathus (220), Yazid III (701), and Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700). After him are Al-Dhahabi (1274), Herodian (170), Michel Aflaq (1910), Julia Soaemias (180), Tutush I (1066), and Maron (301).


Among historians born in Syria, Nicolaus of Damascus ranks 2Before him are Ibn Kathir (1301). After him are Al-Dhahabi (1274) and Evagrius Scholasticus (536).