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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 179,991 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Persius is the 983rd most popular writer (down from 625th in 2019), the 1,106th most popular biography from Italy (down from 736th in 2019) and the 79th 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 983 out of 5,755Before him are Vittoria Colonna, Paulinus of Nola, Henry Fielding, Danilo Kiš, Daniel Keyes, and Zeami Motokiyo. After him are Prudentius, William Gibson, Lucius Accius, Martha Gellhorn, Marguerite Porete, and Katherine Mansfield.

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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, son of Alphaeus, James the Less, and Claudia Octavia. After him are Sextus Afranius Burrus and Porcius Festus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Persius ranks 1,106 out of 4,668Before him are Filippo Maria Visconti (1392), Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany (1663), Felice Beato (1832), Sebastiano Venier (1496), Eleonora Duse (1858), and Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1882). After him are Archduke Rudolf of Austria (1788), Pier Luigi Nervi (1891), Lucius Accius (-170), Drusus Julius Caesar (-13), Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (1587), and Bianca Cappello (1548).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Persius ranks 79Before him are Gerard of Cremona (1114), Gaius Lucilius (-180), Rustichello da Pisa (1290), Quintus Tullius Cicero (-102), Gnaeus Naevius (-275), and Vittoria Colonna (1490). After him are Lucius Accius (-170), Elsa Morante (1912), Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45), Titus Pomponius Atticus (-110), Veronica Franco (1546), and Guido Cavalcanti (1258).