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Plautus

254 BC - 184 BC

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Titus Maccius Plautus (, PLAW-təs; c. 254 – 184 BC) was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period. His comedies are the earliest Latin literary works to have survived in their entirety. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Plautus has received more than 891,960 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Plautus is the 131st most popular writer (down from 115th in 2019), the 146th most popular biography from Italy (down from 125th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Italian Writer.

Plautus is most famous for his comedic plays.

Memorability Metrics

  • 890k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 75.44

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Drama
Plautus Comoediae Vol. I: Amphitruo - Mercator
Rudens
Menaechmi
Mostellaria

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Plautus ranks 131 out of 7,302Before him are Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Verlaine, François Villon, Alexandre Dumas fils, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, and Guillaume Apollinaire. After him are Cato the Elder, Hafez, Samuel Beckett, Günter Grass, Adam Mickiewicz, and Yukio Mishima.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 254 BC, Plautus ranks 1After him are Quintus Fabius Pictor, and Machanidas. Among people deceased in 184 BC, Plautus ranks 1After him is Emperor Qianshao of Han.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Plautus ranks 146 out of 5,161Before him are Enzo Ferrari (1898), Luca Pacioli (1445), Adriano Celentano (1938), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Pope Pius VIII (1761), and Pope Formosus (816). After him are Luigi Galvani (1737), Pope Clement VIII (1536), Marcello Mastroianni (1924), Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), Andrea Mantegna (1431), and Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Plautus ranks 11Before him are Giovanni Boccaccio (1313), Horace (-65), Giacomo Casanova (1725), Umberto Eco (1932), Giorgio Vasari (1511), and Guillaume Apollinaire (1880). After him are Cato the Elder (-243), Carlo Collodi (1826), Catullus (-84), Pliny the Younger (61), Luigi Pirandello (1867), and Juvenal (50).