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Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus)

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Born: 099? AD
Died: 055? AD.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: Philosopher, Philosophers, Poets

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99 B.C – He was a Roman poet and philosopher who were assumed to have been born on this year. His only known work is the epic philosophical poem De Rerum Natura, On the Nature of Things.

 

55 B.C – it was also presumed that he died at age 43 on this year.

 

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