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Aulus Persius Flaccus (; 4 December 34 – 24 November 62 AD) was a Roman poet and satirist of Etruscan origin. In his works, poems and satires, he shows a Stoic wisdom and a strong criticism for what he considered to be the stylistic abuses of his poetic contemporaries. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Persius has received more than 156,320 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Persius is the 625th most popular writer (up from 998th in 2019), the 736th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,077th in 2019) and the 49th most popular Italian Writer.

Persius is most famous for his satires, which are poems that make fun of people in power.

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Among writers, Persius ranks 625 out of 5,794Before him are Louise Hay, Giacomo Leopardi, Marcus Gavius Apicius, Pierre Loti, Premchand, and Tatian. After him are Geoffrey of Monmouth, Kumārajīva, Ulrich von Hutten, Rudaki, Thomas Harris, and Verner von Heidenstam.

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Among people born in 34, Persius ranks 1After him is Zhang Daoling. Among people deceased in 62, Persius ranks 4Before him are James the Less, Claudia Octavia, and James, son of Alphaeus. After him are Sextus Afranius Burrus and Porcius Festus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Persius ranks 736 out of 4,088Before him are Giovanni Agnelli (1866), William II of Sicily (1153), Richard Rogers (1933), Bernardo Provenzano (1933), Desiderius (710), and Louise of Orléans (1812). After him are Rosso Fiorentino (1494), Maria Luisa of Spain (1745), Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Fra Dolcino (1250), Henry of Germany (1211), and Vincenzo Galilei (1520).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Persius ranks 49Before him are Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Francesca da Rimini (1259), Aulus Gellius (123), Dino Buzzati (1906), Alessandro Manzoni (1785), and Giacomo Leopardi (1798). After him are Carlo Gozzi (1720), Poliziano (1454), Giambattista Basile (1566), Emilio Salgari (1862), Giosuè Carducci (1835), and Theocritus (-315).