Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (3 November 39 AD – 30 April 65 AD), better known in English as Lucan (/ˈlkən/), was a Roman poet, born in Corduba (modern-day Córdoba), in Hispania Baetica. He is regarded as one of the outstanding figures of the Imperial Latin period, known in particular for his epic Pharsalia. His youth and speed of composition set him apart from other poets.

Modern bust of Lucan in Córdoba. There are no ancient likenesses.
BornAD (39-11-03)3 November 39
Corduba, Hispania Baetica, Roman Empire
DiedAD 30 April 65(65-04-30) (aged 25)
SpousePolla Argentaria