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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 191,861 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Valerius Maximus is the 848th most popular writer (up from 947th in 2019), the 999th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,059th in 2019) and the 71st 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 848 out of 5,755Before him are Odysseas Elytis, Antonio Tabucchi, Annie Ernaux, L. Frank Baum, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, and Magtymguly Pyragy. After him are Cao Xueqin, Ibycus, Rubén Darío, Eleanor Marx, Antoine Galland, and Theodor Fontane.

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Among people born in 100 BC, Valerius Maximus ranks 21Before him are Gamaliel, Andronicus of Rhodes, Zebedee, Ptolemy XI Alexander II, Titus Labienus, and Thusnelda. After him are Antipater the Idumaean, Publilius Syrus, Artavasdes II of Armenia, Mary of Clopas, Judas of Galilee, and Antigonus II Mattathias. Among people deceased in 100, Valerius Maximus ranks 34Before him are Zebedee, Pomponius Mela, Silas, Lydia of Thyatira, Cornelius the Centurion, and Philip the Evangelist. After him are Papias of Hierapolis, Mary of Bethany, Agabus, Mary the Jewess, Claudia Acte, and Locusta.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Valerius Maximus ranks 999 out of 4,668Before him are Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608), Francesco Cossiga (1928), Bartolomeo Colleoni (1400), Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma (1503), Antonio Tabucchi (1943), and Niccolò Piccinni (1728). After him are Romuald (951), Ibycus (-600), Franco Columbu (1941), Liutprand of Cremona (922), Luigi Riva (1944), and Mirella Freni (1935).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Valerius Maximus ranks 71Before him are Italo Svevo (1861), Arrigo Boito (1842), Theognis of Megara (-570), Emilio Salgari (1862), Stesichorus (-630), and Antonio Tabucchi (1943). After him are Ibycus (-600), Gerard of Cremona (1114), Gaius Lucilius (-180), Rustichello da Pisa (1290), Quintus Tullius Cicero (-102), and Gnaeus Naevius (-275).