50 BC - 19 BC

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Albius Tibullus (c. 55 BC – c. 19 BC) was a Latin poet and writer of elegies. His first and second books of poetry are extant; many other texts attributed to him are of questionable origins. Little is known about the life of Tibullus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tibullus has received more than 219,825 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Tibullus is the 462nd most popular writer (down from 415th in 2019), the 583rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 538th in 2019) and the 40th most popular Italian Writer.

Tibullus is most famous for his love poems.

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  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.54

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Tibulle et les auteurs du Corpus Tibullianum
Elegiac poetry, Latin
The Elegies of Tibullus
Tibull und sein Kreis
Tibvlli aliorvmqve carminvm libri tres

Page views of Tibulluses by language

Over the past year Tibullus has had the most page views in the with 25,873 views, followed by Italian (13,756), and German (8,121). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (69.23%), Sicilian (68.66%), and Icelandic (55.49%)


Among writers, Tibullus ranks 462 out of 7,302Before him are Héloïse, Graham Greene, Vasily Grossman, Lesya Ukrainka, Yevgeny Zamyatin, and Léopold Sédar Senghor. After him are Marguerite de Navarre, Saint-John Perse, John Galsworthy, Eyvind Johnson, Margaret Atwood, and Traudl Junge.

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Among people born in 50 BC, Tibullus ranks 2Before him is Propertius. After him are Nicodemus, Wang Zhaojun, Marcus Manilius, Shammai, Philip II Philoromaeus, Valerius Gratus, Tiridates III of Parthia, Namhae of Silla, Liu Xin, and Marcus Licinius Crassus. Among people deceased in 19 BC, Tibullus ranks 2Before him is Virgil. After him is Dongmyeong of Goguryeo.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Tibullus ranks 583 out of 5,161Before him are Matilda of Tuscany (1046), Pierluigi Collina (1960), Clara Petacci (1912), Anna Magnani (1908), Giuseppe Farina (1906), and Aldus Manutius (1449). After him are Hiero II of Syracuse (-308), Titus Tatius (-800), Julius Evola (1898), Muzio Clementi (1752), Bona Sforza (1494), and Niccolò dell'Abbate (1512).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Tibullus ranks 40Before him are Pietro Aretino (1492), Edmondo De Amicis (1846), Giacomo Leopardi (1798), Propertius (-50), Fausto Cercignani (1941), and Salvatore Quasimodo (1901). After him are Livius Andronicus (-280), Alessandro Manzoni (1785), Baldassare Castiglione (1478), Statius (40), Gabriele Amorth (1925), and Aulus Gellius (123).