Pliny the Younger

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Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, born Gaius Caecilius or Gaius Caecilius Cilo (61 – c. 113), better known as Pliny the Younger (), was a lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient Rome. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pliny the Younger has received more than 1,281,289 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Pliny the Younger is the 148th most popular writer (up from 159th in 2019), the 180th most popular biography from Italy (up from 206th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Italian Writer.

Pliny the Younger is most famous for his letters, which were written to his friend and mentor, Pliny the Elder. In these letters, he discusses the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, which killed his uncle, Pliny the Elder.

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Among writers, Pliny the Younger ranks 148 out of 5,794Before him are Aldous Huxley, Haruki Murakami, Catullus, J. D. Salinger, John Steinbeck, and H. P. Lovecraft. After him are Ferdowsi, Lou Andreas-Salomé, André Breton, Mikhail Bulgakov, Pindar, and Novalis.

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Among people born in 61, Pliny the Younger ranks 1 Among people deceased in 113, Pliny the Younger ranks 1After him is Yamato Takeru.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pliny the Younger ranks 180 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Formosus (816), Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Pope Pius IV (1499), Giovanni Bellini (1430), Pope Gregory XV (1554), and Vincenzo Bellini (1801). After him are Pope Paul IV (1476), Pope Martin V (1369), Guido of Arezzo (991), Luchino Visconti (1906), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), and Vitellius (15).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Pliny the Younger ranks 15Before him are Giorgio Vasari (1511), Cato the Elder (-243), Plautus (-254), Carlo Collodi (1826), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), and Catullus (-84). After him are Juvenal (50), Christine de Pizan (1365), Sallust (-86), Dario Fo (1926), Torquato Tasso (1544), and Carlo Goldoni (1707).