570 BC - 485 BC

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Anacreon (; Greek: Ἀνακρέων ὁ Τήϊος; c. 582 – c. 485 BC) was a Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and erotic poems. Later Greeks included him in the canonical list of Nine Lyric Poets. Anacreon wrote all of his poetry in the ancient Ionic dialect. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anacreon has received more than 211,656 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Anacreon is the 234th most popular writer (down from 215th in 2019), the 98th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 93rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Turkish Writer.

Anacreon is most famous for his love poems.

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Among writers, Anacreon ranks 234 out of 5,794Before him are Robert Musil, Emily Dickinson, Lope de Vega, Svetlana Alexievich, W. Somerset Maugham, and Wisława Szymborska. After him are Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Bartolomé de las Casas, Guillaume de Machaut, William Golding, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, and Christine de Pizan.

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Among people born in 570 BC, Anacreon ranks 3Before him are Pythagoras and Xenophanes. After him are Theognis of Megara and Hystaspes. Among people deceased in 485 BC, Anacreon ranks 1After him are Theognis of Megara and Spurius Cassius Viscellinus.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Anacreon ranks 98 out of 1,128Before him are Leo III the Isaurian (675), Michael VIII Palaiologos (1224), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Orhan Pamuk (1952), Mustafa IV (1779), and Pausanias (110). After him are Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Eudoxus of Cnidus (-408), Cassius Dio (155), Gordian I (159), Photios I of Constantinople (900), and Sabbatai Zevi (1626).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Anacreon ranks 6Before him are Homer (-800), Hesiod (-800), Constantine VII (905), Lucian (120), and Orhan Pamuk (1952). After him are Anna Komnene (1083), Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Ammianus Marcellinus (330), Yunus Emre (1240), Giorgos Seferis (1900), and Novatian (220).