Seneca the Younger

4 BC - 65

Seneca the Younger

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (; c. 4 BC – AD 65), also known as Seneca the Younger, was a Hispano-Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and—in one work—satirist from the Silver Age of Latin literature. Seneca was born in Cordoba 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 2,617,125 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 20th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Seneca the Younger ranks 19 out of 1,005Before him are Augustine of Hippo, Francis Bacon, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, and Baruch Spinoza. After him are Montesquieu, Epicurus, Thomas Hobbes, Arthur Schopenhauer, Heraclitus, 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 4 out of 1,895Before him are Pablo Picasso (1881), Charlemagne (748), and Salvador Dalí (1904). After him are Antoni Gaudí (1852), Francisco Goya (1746), Diego Velázquez (1599), Trajan (53), Francisco Franco (1892), Miguel de Cervantes (1547), Hernán Cortés (1485), and Averroes (1126).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Seneca the Younger ranks 1After him are Averroes (1126), Isidore of Seville (560), Ibn Arabi (1165), Ramon Llull (1232), José Ortega y Gasset (1883), Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021), Ibn Tufail (1110), Baltasar Gracián (1601), Miguel de Unamuno (1864), Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), and Abraham ibn Ezra (1089).

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