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Pomponius Mela

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Pomponius Mela, who wrote around AD 43, was the earliest Roman geographer. He was born in Tingentera (now Algeciras) and died c. AD 45.His short work (De situ orbis libri III.) remained in use nearly to the year 1500. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pomponius Mela has received more than 230,649 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Pomponius Mela is the 16th most popular geographer (down from 14th in 2019), the 216th most popular biography from Spain (down from 181st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Spanish Geographer.

Pomponius Mela was a Roman geographer who is most famous for his work "De Chorographia" which explains the geographical knowledge of the world at the time.

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Among geographers, Pomponius Mela ranks 16 out of 67Before him are Abraham Ortelius, Martin Waldseemüller, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Wladimir Köppen, Paul Vidal de La Blache, and Ibn Khordadbeh. After him are Ya'qubi, Ziryab, David Harvey, Ibn Jubayr, Élisée Reclus, and Abraham Cresques.

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Among people born in 15, Pomponius Mela ranks 5Before him are Jude the Apostle, Vitellius, Agrippina the Younger, and Apollonius of Tyana. After him are Lollia Paulina, Caratacus, and Publius Ostorius Scapula. Among people deceased in 100, Pomponius Mela ranks 29Before him are Anna the Prophetess, Ananias of Damascus, Nicodemus, Herod Agrippa II, Pontius Pilate's wife, and Zebedee. After him are Silas, Lydia of Thyatira, Cornelius the Centurion, Philip the Evangelist, Valerius Maximus, and Papias of Hierapolis.

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Among people born in Spain, Pomponius Mela ranks 216 out of 2,932Before him are Infante Carlos, Count of Molina (1788), Carmen Amaya (1913), Judah Halevi (1079), Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain (1567), Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), and Jacinto Benavente (1866). After him are Manuel Godoy (1767), Eulalia of Mérida (290), Miguel Muñoz (1922), Huneric (450), Antonio Machado (1875), and Javier Bardem (1969).


Among geographers born in Spain, Pomponius Mela ranks 2Before him are Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100). After him are Ibn Jubayr (1145), Abraham Cresques (1325), and Al-Bakri (1014).