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Roman Poet Virgil

Full Name: Publius Vergilius Maro
Profession: Roman Poet

Roman Empire

Biography: Known for three major works of Latin literature, the "Eclogues" (or "Bucolics"), the "Georgics", and the epic "Aeneid".

Traditionally ranked as one of Rome's greatest poets, and his "Aeneid" has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome from the time of its composition to the present day.

Born: October 15, 70 BC
Birthplace: Andes, Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Empire
Star Sign: Libra

Died: September 21, 19 BC (aged 50)

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