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370 BC - 306 BC

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Apelles of Kos (; Greek: Ἀπελλῆς; fl. 4th century BC) was a renowned painter of ancient Greece. Pliny the Elder, to whom much of modern scholars' knowledge of this artist is owed (Naturalis Historia 35.36.79–97 and passim), rated him superior to preceding and subsequent artists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Apelles has received more than 391,952 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Apelles is the 118th most popular painter (down from 106th in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from Turkey (down from 115th in 2019) and the most popular Turkish Painter.

Apelles is most famous for his painting of the goddess Aphrodite.

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Among painters, Apelles ranks 118 out of 1,421Before him are Bronzino, Annibale Carracci, Mary Cassatt, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Gustave Moreau, and Umberto Boccioni. After him are Arnold Böcklin, Mark Rothko, Jan Steen, Charles Le Brun, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, and Edward Hopper.

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Among people born in 370 BC, Apelles ranks 1After him are Craterus, Cleitus the Black, Eudemus of Rhodes, Callippus, and Neoptolemus I of Epirus. Among people deceased in 306 BC, Apelles ranks 1After him is Alcetas II of Epirus.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Apelles ranks 131 out of 1,301Before him are Antinous (111), Basil II (958), Henri Fayol (1841), Sabbatai Zevi (1626), Balbinus (178), and Ephrem the Syrian (306). After him are Mausolus (-410), Chrysippus (-281), Kayqubad I (1188), Samuel of Bulgaria (958), Simeon Stylites (389), and Zoë Porphyrogenita (978).

Among PAINTERS In Turkey

Among painters born in Turkey, Apelles ranks 1After him are Parrhasius (-500), Arshile Gorky (1904), Theophanes the Greek (1340), Osman Hamdi Bey (1842), Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901), Echion (-350), and Iaia (-100).