Aelius Aristides

117 - 189

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Publius Aelius Aristides Theodorus (Greek: Αἴλιος Ἀριστείδης; 117–181 AD) was a Greek orator and author considered to be a prime example of the Second Sophistic, a group of celebrated and highly influential orators who flourished from the reign of Nero until c. 230 AD. More than fifty of his orations and other works survive, dating from the reigns of Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aelius Aristides has received more than 92,652 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Aelius Aristides is the 1,193rd most popular writer (up from 1,256th in 2019), the 415th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 418th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Turkish Writer.

Aelius Aristides was a Greek rhetorician who was most famous for his speeches in favor of the emperor Hadrian.

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Among writers, Aelius Aristides ranks 1,193 out of 5,794Before him are Jan Kochanowski, Paul Bourget, Nizar Qabbani, Chiara Lubich, Ibn al-Muqaffa', and Meng Haoran. After him are Hartmann von Aue, Kurt Tucholsky, Sylvia Browne, Yeghishe Charents, Hayim Nahman Bialik, and Carson McCullers.

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Among people born in 117, Aelius Aristides ranks 2Before him is Basilides.  Among people deceased in 189, Aelius Aristides ranks 4Before him are Pope Eleutherius, Emperor Ling of Han, and He Jin. After him is Empress He.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Aelius Aristides ranks 415 out of 1,128Before him are Theodore of Mopsuestia (350), Eumenes III (-200), Ertuğrul Osman (1912), Sarduri II (-790), Tudḫaliya IV (-1300), and Laskarina Bouboulina (1771). After him are Yeghishe Charents (1897), Eumenes I (-250), Prusias I of Bithynia (-300), Melito of Sardis (140), Harpalus (-400), and Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Aelius Aristides ranks 32Before him are Ahmad Khani (1650), Bar Hebraeus (1226), Kassia (810), Aristophanes of Byzantium (-257), Zenodotus (-330), and Alcman (-611). After him are Yeghishe Charents (1897), Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543), Mimnermus (-670), Yaşar Kemal (1923), Namık Kemal (1840), and Reşat Nuri Güntekin (1889).