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Pliny the Elder
Gaius Plinius Secundus
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Pliny the Elder: an imaginative 19t-century portrait. No contemporary depiction o Pliny is kent tae survive.
Born AD 23
Comum (Como), Italy, Roman Empire
Died August 25, 79 (aged 55–56)
Stabiae, Campanie, Roman Empire
Cause o daith
Died in the eruption that destroyed Pompeii
Body discovered
Bi friends, unner the pumice
Residence Roum, provincial locations, Misenum
Citizenship Roman
Eddication Rhetoric, grammar
Thrift Lawyer, author, naitural filosopher, militar commander, provincial govrenor
Notable wirk(s) Naturalis Historia
Hauf-marrae(s) None
Childer None
Parents Celer an Marcella
Relatives Sister (Plinia), nephew (Pliny the Younger)

Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23 – August 25, AD 79), better kent as Pliny the Elder, wis a Roman author, naituralist, an naitural filosopher, as well as naval an army commander o the early Roman Empire, an personal friend o the emperor Vespasian.