448 BC - 401 BC

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Agathon (; Ancient Greek: Ἀγάθων; c. 448 – c. 400 BC) was an Athenian tragic poet whose works have been lost. He is best known for his appearance in Plato's Symposium, which describes the banquet given to celebrate his obtaining a prize for his first tragedy at the Lenaia in 416. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agathon has received more than 128,180 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Agathon is the 912th most popular writer (down from 842nd in 2019), the 214th most popular biography from Greece (down from 199th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Greek Writer.

Agnathon is most famous for the Olympic Games.

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Among writers, Agathon ranks 912 out of 5,794Before him are B. Traven, Karl Harrer, H. L. Mencken, Varlam Shalamov, Charles Maurras, and Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff. After him are Joseph of Anchieta, Veronica Franco, Gregory of Narek, Eugène Scribe, Prudentius, and Ibycus.

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Among people born in 448 BC, Agathon ranks 2Before him is Aristophanes. After him is Bardylis. Among people deceased in 401 BC, Agathon ranks 4Before him are Zechariah, Ezra, and Cyrus the Younger. After him are Agis II, Clearchus of Sparta, and Megabyzus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Agathon ranks 214 out of 855Before him are Georgios Papanikolaou (1883), Quintus Curtius Rufus (41), Timon of Phlius (-320), Antiochus V Eupator (-173), Demaratus (-600), and Andreas Papandreou (1919). After him are Pausanias of Sparta (null), Calchas (null), Memnon of Rhodes (-380), Lafcadio Hearn (1850), Berenice I of Egypt (-340), and Antiphon (-480).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Agathon ranks 26Before him are Odysseas Elytis (1911), Epicharmus of Kos (-524), Agathias (536), Aristarchus of Samothrace (-217), Bacchylides (-490), and Corinna (-501). After him are Lafcadio Hearn (1850), Aelia Eudocia (401), Jean Moréas (1856), Philostratus (170), Ugo Foscolo (1778), and Rigas Feraios (1757).