Aristarchus of Samothrace

217 BC - 144 BC

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Aristarchus of Samothrace (Greek: Ἀρίσταρχος ὁ Σαμόθραξ Aristarchos o Samothrax; c. 220 – c. 143 BC) was a grammarian noted as the most influential of all scholars of Homeric poetry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aristarchus of Samothrace has received more than 77,636 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Aristarchus of Samothrace is the 776th most popular writer (down from 735th in 2019), the 185th most popular biography from Greece (down from 176th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Greek Writer.

Aristarchus of Samothrace is most famous for the heliocentric theory, which states that the earth revolves around the sun.

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Among writers, Aristarchus of Samothrace ranks 776 out of 5,794Before him are Zosimus, Georg Brandes, Michael Crichton, Adunis, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Zelda Fitzgerald. After him are Samuel Richardson, Georges Bernanos, Ian McEwan, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Tirso de Molina, and Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock.

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Among people born in 217 BC, Aristarchus of Samothrace ranks 1After him is Seleucus IV Philopator. Among people deceased in 144 BC, Aristarchus of Samothrace ranks 2Before him is Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Aristarchus of Samothrace ranks 185 out of 855Before him are Athenagoras of Athens (133), Admetus (null), Agathias (536), Ephialtes (-590), Gülnuş Sultan (1642), and Euclid of Megara (-435). After him are Konstantinos Karamanlis (1907), Bacchylides (-490), Corinna (-501), Karolos Papoulias (1929), Theopompus (-400), and Thaïs (-400).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Aristarchus of Samothrace ranks 23Before him are Longus (110), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Periander (-700), Odysseas Elytis (1911), Epicharmus of Kos (-524), and Agathias (536). After him are Bacchylides (-490), Corinna (-501), Agathon (-448), Lafcadio Hearn (1850), Aelia Eudocia (401), and Jean Moréas (1856).