350 BC - 260 BC

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Timaeus of Tauromenium (Ancient Greek: Τιμαῖος; c. 355/350 BC – c. 260 BC) was an ancient Greek historian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Timaeus has received more than 45,214 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Timaeus is the 82nd most popular historian (down from 71st in 2019), the 1,280th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,158th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Italian Historian.

Timaeus is most famous for his discourse on the nature of the cosmos, which he divides into two parts. The first part is about the creation of the cosmos and the second part is about the nature of the cosmos.

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Among historians, Timaeus ranks 82 out of 341Before him are Julius Wellhausen, Shoqan Walikhanov, Georges Duby, Al-Dhahabi, Tyrannius Rufinus, and Al-Maqrizi. After him are Alois Riegl, Hieronymus Wolf, Sozomen, Al-Waqidi, Eunapius, and Sextus Julius Africanus.

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Among people born in 350 BC, Timaeus ranks 10Before him are Bagoas, Alexander II of Macedon, Perdiccas III of Macedon, Hipparchia of Maroneia, Parysatis II, and Megasthenes. After him are Archestratus, Cleomenes II, Dicaearchus, Archidamus III, Agis III, and Areus I. Among people deceased in 260 BC, Timaeus ranks 5Before him are Theocritus, Menippus, Sostratus of Cnidus, and Zenodotus. After him are Hanno the Great, Hannibal Gisco, Gaius Claudius Nero, Quintus Fulvius Flaccus, Euthydemus I, Philochorus, and Marcus Livius Salinator.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Timaeus ranks 1,280 out of 4,088Before him are Marcantonio Raimondi (1480), Antipope Christopher (900), Pietro Della Valle (1586), Vittorio Pozzo (1886), Dino Risi (1916), and Valentino Rossi (1979). After him are Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino (1490), Pompeius Strabo (-135), Lucius Munatius Plancus (-87), Lawrence of Brindisi (1559), and Giovanni Bononcini (1670).


Among historians born in Italy, Timaeus ranks 11Before him are Poggio Bracciolini (1380), Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Euhemerus (-330), Francesco Guicciardini (1483), Carlo Ginzburg (1939), and Tyrannius Rufinus (345). After him are Andrea Alciato (1492), Flavio Biondo (1388), Philistus (-430), Festus (390), Quintus Claudius Quadrigarius (-200), and Antiochus of Syracuse (null).