86 BC - 34 BC

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Gaius Sallustius Crispus, usually anglicised as Sallust (; 86 – c. 35 BC), was a Roman historian and politician from an Italian plebeian family. Sallust was born at Amiternum in the country of the Sabines and was a popularis, an opponent of the old Roman aristocracy, throughout his career, and later a partisan of Julius Caesar. Sallust is the earliest known Latin-language Roman historian with surviving works to his name, of which Catiline's War (about the conspiracy in 63 BC of L. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sallust has received more than 417,201 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 50 in 2019). Sallust is the 244th most popular writer (down from 214th in 2019), the 306th most popular biography from Italy (down from 265th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Italian Writer.

Sallust is most famous for his work, The Jugurthine War, which is a history of the war between Rome and King Jugurtha of Numidia.

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Among writers, Sallust ranks 244 out of 5,794Before him are William Golding, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Christine de Pizan, Prosper Mérimée, Philip K. Dick, and Alphonse Daudet. After him are Percy Bysshe Shelley, Isabel Allende, Ian Fleming, Anna Akhmatova, Dario Fo, and Torquato Tasso.

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Among people born in 86 BC, Sallust ranks 1After him are Publius Licinius Crassus and Antiochus I Theos of Commagene. Among people deceased in 34 BC, Sallust ranks 1After him is Lucius Scribonius Libo.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Sallust ranks 306 out of 4,088Before him are Charles Borromeo (1538), Pope Liberius (310), Pope Adeodatus I (570), Gaius Gracchus (-154), Luigi Boccherini (1743), and Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810). After him are Gallienus (218), Saint Cecilia (200), Salvatore Riina (1930), Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700), Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625), and Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Sallust ranks 18Before him are Carlo Collodi (1826), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Catullus (-84), Pliny the Younger (61), Juvenal (50), and Christine de Pizan (1365). After him are Dario Fo (1926), Torquato Tasso (1544), Carlo Goldoni (1707), Marcus Terentius Varro (-116), Primo Levi (1919), and Alberto Moravia (1907).