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Priscianus Caesariensis (fl. AD 500), commonly known as Priscian ( or ), was a Latin grammarian and the author of the Institutes of Grammar, which was the standard textbook for the study of Latin during the Middle Ages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Priscian has received more than 100,698 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Priscian is the 461st most popular philosopher (up from 508th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Algeria (up from 36th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Algerian Philosopher.

Priscian was an early medieval scholar who is most famous for his work on Latin grammar, the "Institutiones grammaticae".

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Among philosophers, Priscian ranks 461 out of 1,089Before him are James Ussher, Phaedo of Elis, Linji Yixuan, Roger Scruton, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Dong Zhongshu. After him are Antiochus of Ascalon, Berengar of Tours, Ari Thorgilsson, Plutarch of Athens, Stein Rokkan, and Arne Næss.

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Among people born in 500, Priscian ranks 16Before him are Yazdegerd II, Antipope Laurentius, Antipope Dioscorus, Balash, Ambrosius Aurelianus, and Gundobad. After him are Ernak, Hormizd III, Hesychius of Alexandria, Rhadamistus, Theudigisel, and Rechiar. Among people deceased in 600, Priscian ranks 4Before him are Jordanes, Abraha, and Abd Manaf ibn Qusai. After him are Qasim ibn Muhammad, Sophia, Leander of Seville, Stephanus of Byzantium, Hrólfr Kraki, Eutocius of Ascalon, Agathangelos, and David the Invincible.

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Among people born in Algeria, Priscian ranks 33 out of 164Before him are Assia Djebar (1936), Ferhat Abbas (1899), Bernard-Henri Lévy (1948), Marlène Jobert (1940), Robert Merle (1908), and Ptolemy of Mauretania (-9). After him are Micipsa (-200), Chadli Bendjedid (1929), Jacques Attali (1943), Marcus Cornelius Fronto (100), Jean-Claude Brialy (1933), and Louis Franchet d'Espèrey (1856).


Among philosophers born in Algeria, Priscian ranks 6Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Jacques Derrida (1930), Louis Althusser (1918), Martianus Capella (360), and Jacques Rancière (1940). After him are Marcus Cornelius Fronto (100).