Pliny the Elder also known as Gaius Plinius Secundus born in 23.AD and died August 25th 79 A.D. he was a Roman naturalist, author, and a natural philosopher. He was also an army commander and navel in the early Roman Emperor and a personal friend of the Emperor, Vespasian. Pliny was mostly remembered for his great works of writing, investigating nature and geography phenomena in his spare time. His great works such as Naturalis Historia. which was a model set for encyclopedias.

When Pliny died #onthisday in history he tried to rescue by ship of a friend and his family from the eruption of Vesuvius in the Stabiae which had destroyed two major cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii.