Seneca the Younger

4 BC - 65

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger ( SEN-ik-ə; c. 4 BC – AD 65), usually known mononymously as Seneca, was a Stoic philosopher of Ancient Rome, a statesman, dramatist, and in one work, satirist, from the post-Augustan age of Latin literature. Seneca was born in Colonia Patricia Corduba in Hispania, and was trained in rhetoric and philosophy in Rome. His father was Seneca the Elder, his elder brother was Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus, and his nephew was the poet Lucan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seneca the Younger has received more than 5,472,531 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Seneca the Younger is the 24th most popular philosopher, the 6th most popular biography from Spain and the most popular Spanish Philosopher.

Seneca the Younger is most famous for being a philosopher and tragedian. He was also a tutor to Nero, the emperor of Rome.

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Among philosophers, Seneca the Younger ranks 24 out of 1,267Before him are John Locke, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Arthur Schopenhauer, Montesquieu, Democritus, and Epicurus. After him are Friedrich Engels, Averroes, Auguste Comte, Thomas Hobbes, Al-Ghazali, and Erasmus.

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Among people born in 4 BC, Seneca the Younger ranks 2Before him is Jesus. After him is Philip the Tetrarch. Among people deceased in 65, Seneca the Younger ranks 1After him are Lucan, Poppaea Sabina, Simon Magus, Gaius Calpurnius Piso, and Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus.

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Among people born in Spain, Seneca the Younger ranks 6 out of 3,355Before him are Pablo Picasso (1881), Salvador Dalí (1904), Miguel de Cervantes (1547), Antoni Gaudí (1852), and Francisco Goya (1746). After him are Averroes (1126), Francisco Franco (1892), Diego Velázquez (1599), Trajan (53), Philip II of Spain (1527), and Hernán Cortés (1485).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Seneca the Younger ranks 1After him are Averroes (1126), Ibn Arabi (1165), Ramon Llull (1232), José Ortega y Gasset (1883), Ibn Tufail (1110), Baltasar Gracián (1601), Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021), Miguel de Unamuno (1864), Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), Francisco Suárez (1548), and Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240).