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Pliny the Younger

61 - 113

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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 1,504,695 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Pliny the Younger is the 156th most popular writer (down from 148th in 2019), the 217th most popular biography from Italy (down from 180th 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 156 out of 5,755Before him are Eugène Ionesco, Heinrich Böll, Joseph Conrad, André Breton, Dr. Seuss, and William Faulkner. After him are Jean Racine, Hafez, Fernando Pessoa, Menander, Novalis, and Ahmad ibn Hanbal.

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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 217 out of 4,668Before him are Sergio Leone (1929), Farinelli (1705), Pope Urban III (1200), Pope Leo III (750), Pope Marcellus II (1501), and Marie de' Medici (1575). After him are Pope Honorius III (1148), Messalina (17), Rita of Cascia (1381), Diodorus Siculus (-90), Cesare Lombroso (1835), and Pope Clement X (1590).

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), Catullus (-84), and Guillaume Apollinaire (1880). After him are Juvenal (50), Luigi Pirandello (1867), Torquato Tasso (1544), Sallust (-86), Christine de Pizan (1365), and Dario Fo (1926).