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Pliny the Elder
  • Name: Pliny the Elder
  • Born: AD 23 or 24
  • Died: AD 79 (aged 55)
  • Occupation: Lawyer, author, natural philosopher, naturalist, military commander, provincial governor

Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23/24–79), called Pliny the Elder (/ˈplɪni/), was a Roman author, a naturalist and natural philosopher, a naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and a friend of emperor Vespasian. He wrote the encyclopedic Naturalis Historia (Natural History), which became an editorial model for encyclopedias. He spent most of his spare time studying, writing, and investigating natural and geographic phenomena in the field.

Notable Works: Naturalis Historia

Birth Place: Novum Comum (Como), Roman Italy, Roman Empire

Death Place: Stabiae, Campania, Roman Empire

Source: Wikipedia

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