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Nonnus of Panopolis (Greek: Νόννος ὁ Πανοπολίτης, Nónnos ho Panopolítēs) was a Greek epic poet of Hellenized Egypt in the Imperial Roman era. He was a native of Panopolis (Akhmim) in the Egyptian Thebaid and probably lived in the 5th century AD. He is known as the composer of the Dionysiaca, an epic tale of the god Dionysus, and of the Metabole, a paraphrase of the Gospel of John. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nonnus has received more than 109,143 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Nonnus is the 821st most popular writer (down from 767th in 2019), the 138th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 139th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Egyptian Writer.

Nonnus is most famous for his epic poem Dionysiaca, which is a long narrative poem about the life of Dionysus.

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Among writers, Nonnus ranks 821 out of 5,794Before him are Milorad Pavić, Peter Weiss, Arrigo Boito, Ann Radcliffe, Jacinto Benavente, and Chevalier d'Éon. After him are Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Jaroslav Seifert, Daniel Keyes, Al-Zamakhshari, Jean Anouilh, and Mori Ōgai.

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Among people born in 500, Nonnus ranks 9Before him are Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Totila, Pope Vigilius, Sigismund of Burgundy, Basiliscus, and Peroz I. After him are Yazdegerd II, Antipope Laurentius, Antipope Dioscorus, Balash, Ambrosius Aurelianus, and Gundobad. Among people deceased in 500, Nonnus ranks 1After him are Zu Chongzhi, Chandragupta II, Buddhaghosa, Charaton, Anthemius, Rutilius Claudius Namatianus, Calcidius, Faustus of Byzantium, Respendial, Caradoc, and Coelius Sedulius.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Nonnus ranks 138 out of 520Before him are Isetnofret (-1250), Theon of Alexandria (335), Kiya (-1400), Arsinoe IV of Egypt (-68), Pope Dionysius of Alexandria (190), and Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (1923). After him are Smendes (-1200), Theophylact Simocatta (580), Abbas II of Egypt (1874), Apepi (-1600), Mentuhotep I (-2200), and Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (1935).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Nonnus ranks 11Before him are Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), Lactantius (250), Sayyid Qutb (1906), Athenaeus (200), Claudian (370), and Pope Dionysius of Alexandria (190). After him are Taha Hussein (1889), Dionysius Thrax (-170), Achilles Tatius (200), Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888), Anastasius Sinaita (630), and Ahmed Shawqi (1868).