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Valerius Maximus

100 BC - 100

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Valerius Maximus () was a 1st-century Latin writer and author of a collection of historical anecdotes: Factorum ac dictorum memorabilium libri IX ("Nine books of memorable deeds and sayings", also known as De factis dictisque memorabilibus or Facta et dicta memorabilia). He worked during the reign of Tiberius (14 AD to 37 AD). During the Middle Ages, Valerius Maximus was one of the most copied Latin prose authors, second only to Priscian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valerius Maximus has received more than 171,138 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Valerius Maximus is the 947th most popular writer (down from 893rd in 2019), the 1,059th most popular biography from Italy (down from 976th in 2019) and the 76th most popular Italian Writer.

Valerius Maximus was a Roman historian and moral philosopher who wrote "Memorable Deeds and Sayings."

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Among writers, Valerius Maximus ranks 947 out of 5,794Before him are Jamal Khashoggi, Marie d'Agoult, Aziz Nesin, Vicente Aleixandre, Eleanor Marx, and Irwin Shaw. After him are Kurt Eisner, Guido Cavalcanti, Bernard Cornwell, Christoph Martin Wieland, Harry Mulisch, and Roger Zelazny.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 100 BC, Valerius Maximus ranks 22Before him are Antipater the Idumaean, Mary of Clopas, Publilius Syrus, Titus Labienus, Judas of Galilee, and Artavasdes II of Armenia. After him are Antigonus II Mattathias, Cleopatra V of Egypt, Phraates V, Marcus Antistius Labeo, Vonones I, and Alexander Polyhistor. Among people deceased in 100, Valerius Maximus ranks 37Before him are Lydia of Thyatira, Mary of Bethany, Mary the Jewess, Judas of Galilee, Locusta, and Philip the Evangelist. After him are Agabus, Ananias of Damascus, Agrippa the Skeptic, Gaius Julius Civilis, Joanna, wife of Chuza, and Marcus Ulpius Traianus the Elder.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Valerius Maximus ranks 1,059 out of 4,088Before him are Niccolò dell'Abbate (1512), Eugenio Montale (1896), Liutprand of Cremona (922), Raf Vallone (1916), Charles III, Duke of Parma (1823), and Sergio Corbucci (1926). After him are Guido Cavalcanti (1258), Aurelia Cotta (-120), Giuseppe Guarneri (1698), Claudia Felicitas of Austria (1653), Antonio Tabucchi (1943), and Sebastian Cabot (1484).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Valerius Maximus ranks 76Before him are Rustichello da Pisa (1290), Giambattista Marino (1569), Stesichorus (-630), Veronica Franco (1546), Ibycus (-600), and Eugenio Montale (1896). After him are Guido Cavalcanti (1258), Antonio Tabucchi (1943), Gerard of Cremona (1114), Natalia Ginzburg (1916), Titus Pomponius Atticus (-110), and Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45).