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Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (Latin: [ˈɡaːiʊs sweːˈtoːniʊs traŋˈkᶣɪlːʊs]), commonly referred to as Suetonius ( swih-TOH-nee-əs; c. AD 69 – after AD 122), was a Roman historian who wrote during the early Imperial era of the Roman Empire. His most important surviving work is a set of biographies of 12 successive Roman rulers, from Julius Caesar to Domitian, properly titled De vita Caesarum. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Suetonius has received more than 971,738 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Suetonius is the 10th most popular historian, the 181st most popular biography from Italy (down from 159th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Historian.

Suetonius was a Roman historian and author who wrote about the lives of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He is most famous for his work, "The Twelve Caesars," which chronicles the lives of Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian.

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Among historians, Suetonius ranks 10 out of 339Before him are Xenophon, Tacitus, Livy, Sima Qian, Josephus, and Polybius. After him are Alexis de Tocqueville, Diodorus Siculus, Thomas Kuhn, Manetho, Hecataeus of Miletus, and Procopius.

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Among people born in 70, Suetonius ranks 1After him are Pope Anicetus, Menelaus of Alexandria, Papias of Hierapolis, Theon of Smyrna, and Gaius Julius Quadratus Bassus. Among people deceased in 126, Suetonius ranks 1After him are Domitia Longina, Saint Sabina, and Philopappos.

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Among people born in Italy, Suetonius ranks 181 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Clement XI (1649), Catullus (-84), Pope Pius IV (1499), Giorgione (1478), Pope Gregory XII (1335), and Pope Julius III (1487). After him are Pope Paul IV (1476), Enzo Ferrari (1898), Pope Leo I (390), Pope Innocent XI (1611), Pope Innocent XIII (1655), and Pope Innocent VIII (1432).


Among historians born in Italy, Suetonius ranks 2Before him are Livy (-59). After him are Diodorus Siculus (-90), Leonardo Bruni (1370), Poggio Bracciolini (1380), Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Euhemerus (-330), Francesco Guicciardini (1483), Carlo Ginzburg (1939), Timaeus (-350), Flavio Biondo (1388), and Tyrannius Rufinus (345).