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Seneca the Younger

4 BC - 65

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger (; c. 4 BC – 65 AD), 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 Córdoba in Hispania, and raised in Rome, where he was trained in rhetoric and philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seneca the Younger has received more than 4,171,669 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Seneca the Younger is the 24th most popular philosopher (up from 26th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Spain (up from 7th in 2019) 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 1,081Before him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Montesquieu, Thomas Hobbes, Democritus, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Epicurus. After him are Erasmus, Auguste Comte, Friedrich Engels, Averroes, Heraclitus, and Parmenides.

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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 2,932Before him are Pablo Picasso (1881), Salvador Dalí (1904), Miguel de Cervantes (1547), Francisco Goya (1746), and Antoni Gaudí (1852). After him are Averroes (1126), Diego Velázquez (1599), Trajan (53), Francisco Franco (1892), 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), Isidore of Seville (560), Ramon Llull (1232), Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021), José Ortega y Gasset (1883), Ibn Tufail (1110), Miguel de Unamuno (1864), Baltasar Gracián (1601), Francisco Suárez (1548), and Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240).