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Cato may refer to:



  • Distichs of Cato, or simply Cato, a Latin collection of proverbial wisdom and morality from the 3rd or 4th century AD author Dionysius Cato
  • Cato's Letters, a series of classical liberal essays by British writers John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon written in the 1720s
  • Cato, a Tragedy, 18th century drama by Joseph Addison, based on the life of Cato the Younger
  • Cato Neimoidia, a fictional planet in the Star Wars canon
  • Cato Fong from the Pink Panther



Romans, in the family Porcii
  • Cato the Elder or "the Censor" (Marcus Porcius Cato 234BC–149BC), Roman statesman
    • Marcus Porcius Cato Licinianus, son of Cato the Elder by his first wife Licinia, jurist
      • Marcus Porcius Cato, son of Cato Licinianus, consul 118 BC, died in Africa in the same year
      • Gaius Porcius Cato, son of Cato Licinianus, consul 114 BC
    • Marcus Porcius Cato Salonianus, son of Cato the Elder by his second wife Salonia, (born 154 BC, when his father had completed his eightieth year)
      • Marcus Porcius Cato, son of Cato Salonianus and father of Cato the Younger
        • Cato the Younger "Cato of Utica" or "Cato Minor" (Marcus Porcius Catō Uticēnsis 95BC–46BC), politician and statesman in the late Roman Republic, remembered for his lengthy conflict with Gaius Julius Caesar, and moral integrity
      • Lucius Porcius Cato, son of Cato Salonianus, consul 89 BC, killed during the Social War (91–88 BC)
Sometimes associated with the family Porcii
  • Dionysius Cato, 3rd or 4th century AD author of Distichs of Cato, previously assumed to have been the work of Cato the Elder, or even possibly Cato the Younger
  • Suzy Cato (born 1968), New Zealand entertainer
  • Noah Cato (born 1988), English rugby union player
  • Kelvin Cato (born 1974), American basketball player
  • John Cyril Cato (born 1889, died 1971), Australian photographer, portraitist and author, renowned historian of Australian photography, known also as Jack Cato
  • Diomedes Cato (born 1560, died 1618) was a Polish composer
  • Cato the anti-Federalist, pseudonym for an American author of anti-Federalist articles in the late 1780s, probably the politician George Clinton (vice president)
  • Cato, an alternate name, possibly erroneous, for the leader of the Stono slave rebellion
  • Cato, the pseudonym for the authors of the 1940s polemic Guilty Men; Michael Foot, Frank Owen, Peter Howard
  • Cato Fong, Inspector Clouseau's manservant in the Pink Panther movies
  • Cato, the male tribute from District 2 in The Hunger Games



  • CATO, an acronym used in rocketry, for Catastrophe At Take Off -- the catastrophic failure of a rocket engine.
  • CATO, an acronym for Catapult Assisted take off
  • Corazón Artificial Total Ortotópico (Spanish for Orthotopic Total Artificial Heart) invented by Dr. Juan Giambruno
  • Cato, a South Devon Railway Eagle class 4-4-0ST steam locomotive
  • Cato (ship), an English ship sunk on the Great Barrier Reef in 1803

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