WRITER

Aeschylus

525 BC - 456 BC

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Aeschylus (UK: , US: ; Greek: Αἰσχύλος Aiskhylos, pronounced [ai̯s.kʰý.los]; c. 525/524 – c. 456/455 BC) was an ancient Greek author of Greek tragedy, and is often described as the father of tragedy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aeschylus has received more than 2,854,517 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Aeschylus is the 64th most popular writer (down from 41st in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Greece (down from 13th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Greek Writer.

Aeschylus is most famous for his tragedies, which are often called the "Oresteia" trilogy. The three tragedies are Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides.

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  • 91

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.78

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  • 4.37

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Aeschylus ranks 64 out of 5,794Before him are Gustave Flaubert, Stefan Zweig, Sappho, Maxim Gorky, Umberto Eco, and Lord Byron. After him are Arthur Rimbaud, Matsuo Bashō, Rabindranath Tagore, Ayn Rand, Hesiod, and Li Bai.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 525 BC, Aeschylus ranks 1 Among people deceased in 456 BC, Aeschylus ranks 1

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Aeschylus ranks 23 out of 855Before him are Plutarch (46), Euripides (-480), Kösem Sultan (1590), Phidias (-490), Thucydides (-460), and Sappho (-630). After him are Protagoras (-486), Themistocles (-524), Demosthenes (-384), Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478), Leonidas I (-540), and Xenophon (-430).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Aeschylus ranks 5Before him are Sophocles (-497), Aristophanes (-448), Euripides (-480), and Sappho (-630). After him are Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Archilochus (-680), and Phaedrus (-20).