480 BC - 411 BC

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Antiphon of Rhamnus (; Greek: Ἀντιφῶν ὁ Ῥαμνούσιος; 480–411 BC) was the earliest of the ten Attic orators, and an important figure in fifth-century Athenian political and intellectual life. There is longstanding uncertainty and scholarly controversy over whether the Sophistic works of Antiphon and a treatise on the Interpretation of Dreams were also written by Antiphon the Orator, or whether they were written by a separate man known as Antiphon the Sophist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antiphon has received more than 454,692 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Antiphon is the 3,180th most popular politician (up from 3,463rd in 2019), the 220th most popular biography from Greece (up from 227th in 2019) and the 89th most popular Greek Politician.

The antiphon is most famous for being the song sung by the choir in response to the reading of the Gospel at Mass.

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Among politicians, Antiphon ranks 3,180 out of 15,710Before him are Lapu-Lapu, Jayavarman VII, Mark Rutte, Heshen, Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria, and Charles III, Prince of Monaco. After him are Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, William IV, Duke of Bavaria, Eugenius, Ernest, Elector of Saxony, Aurelia Cotta, and Frederick II, Elector of Saxony.

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Among people born in 480 BC, Antiphon ranks 2Before him is Euripides. After him are Kresilas and Pherecydes of Leros. Among people deceased in 411 BC, Antiphon ranks 1After him are Eupolis and Hyperbolus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Antiphon ranks 220 out of 855Before him are Agathon (-448), Pausanias of Sparta (null), Calchas (null), Memnon of Rhodes (-380), Lafcadio Hearn (1850), and Berenice I of Egypt (-340). After him are Thrasybulus (-440), Alcamenes (-500), Idomeneus of Crete (null), Aelia Eudocia (401), Cylon of Athens (-700), and Thessalonike of Macedon (-352).


Among politicians born in Greece, Antiphon ranks 89Before him are Antiochus V Eupator (-173), Demaratus (-600), Andreas Papandreou (1919), Pausanias of Sparta (null), Calchas (null), and Berenice I of Egypt (-340). After him are Idomeneus of Crete (null), Cylon of Athens (-700), Thessalonike of Macedon (-352), Herodes Atticus (101), Xanthippus (-590), and Timoleon (-411).