Gaius Caecilius, aka Gaius Caecilius Clio, aka Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, aka Pliny the Younger was born in the year 61. He was a lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient Rome, and he was the nephew of prolific writer Pliny the Elder. They were both witnesses to the eruption of Vesuvius, though the Elder did not survive. Pliny the Younger is known for the hundreds of letters he wrote during the period, which serve as very important historical documents, and many are addressed to notable people, making them even more important. Pliny was pretty notable, himself, and rose through political offices throughout his life. He died around the year 112.