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Gaius Petronius Arbiter (; Classical Latin: [ˈɡaː.i.ʊs pɛˈt̪roː.ni.ʊs ˈar.bɪ.t̪ɛr]; c. AD 27 – 66; sometimes Titus Petronius Niger) was a Roman courtier during the reign of Nero. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Petronius has received more than 578,490 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Petronius is the 165th most popular writer (down from 148th in 2019), the 184th most popular biography from France (down from 170th in 2019) and the 34th most popular French Writer.

Petronius was a Roman author and arbiter of taste who wrote the Satyricon, a satire on the excesses of Nero's court.

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Among writers, Petronius ranks 165 out of 5,794Before him are Abu Nuwas, Herman Melville, Elias Canetti, Murasaki Shikibu, Du Fu, and Snorri Sturluson. After him are Ivo Andrić, Fernando Pessoa, Juvenal, Cyrano de Bergerac, Joseph Conrad, and Jean Racine.

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Among people born in 27, Petronius ranks 1After him is Wang Chong. Among people deceased in 66, Petronius ranks 2Before him is Paul the Apostle. After him are Annas, Claudia Antonia, and Publius Clodius Thrasea Paetus.

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In France

Among people born in France, Petronius ranks 184 out of 5,234Before him are Vilfredo Pareto (1848), Richard II of England (1367), Nicéphore Niépce (1765), Pope Urban V (1310), Pope Urban VI (1318), and Charles the Bold (1433). After him are Thérèse of Lisieux (1873), Charles IV of France (1294), Pope Benedict XII (1280), Honoré Daumier (1808), Saint Roch (1295), and Roland Barthes (1915).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Petronius ranks 34Before him are Anatole France (1844), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Jean Cocteau (1889), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Sully Prudhomme (1839), and André Breton (1896). After him are Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), Jean Racine (1639), François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Henri Charrière (1906), and François de La Rochefoucauld (1613).