Quintus Curtius Rufus

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Quintus Curtius Rufus () was a Roman historian, probably of the 1st century, author of his only known and only surviving work, Historiae Alexandri Magni, "Histories of Alexander the Great", or more fully Historiarum Alexandri Magni Macedonis Libri Qui Supersunt, "All the Books That Survive of the Histories of Alexander the Great of Macedon." Much of it is missing. Apart from his name on the manuscripts, nothing else certain is known of him. This fact alone has led philologists to believe that he had another historical identity, to which, due to the accidents of time, the link has been broken. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Quintus Curtius Rufus has received more than 272,552 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Quintus Curtius Rufus is the 35th most popular historian (up from 62nd in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from Greece (up from 199th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Greek Historian.

Quintus Curtius Rufus was a Roman historian who wrote a history of Alexander the Great.

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Among historians, Quintus Curtius Rufus ranks 35 out of 561Before him are Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Hippolyte Taine, Bede, Jacob Burckhardt, Edward Gibbon, and Ibn Ishaq. After him are Eric Hobsbawm, Jacques Le Goff, Adam of Bremen, Ali ibn al-Athir, Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, and Lucien Febvre.

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Among people born in 41, Quintus Curtius Rufus ranks 2Before him is Titus. After him is Britannicus. Among people deceased in 53, Quintus Curtius Rufus ranks 1After him are Mobon of Goguryeo, and Aemilia Lepida.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Quintus Curtius Rufus ranks 116 out of 1,024Before him are Polycrates (-600), Scopas (-395), Pheidippides (-600), Phaedrus (-20), Ictinus (-500), and Pittacus of Mytilene (-650). After him are Lysias (-445), Phryne (-371), John III Doukas Vatatzes (1192), Cratylus (-500), Theo Angelopoulos (1935), and Parmenion (-400).

Among HISTORIANS In Greece

Among historians born in Greece, Quintus Curtius Rufus ranks 4Before him are Thucydides (-460), Xenophon (-430), and Polybius (-208). After him are Callisthenes (-360), Theopompus (-400), Afet İnan (1908), Michael Glykas (1125), Philochorus (-340), Krste Misirkov (1874), Marsyas of Pella (-400), and Helene Ahrweiler (1926).