448 BC - 386 BC

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Aristophanes (; Ancient Greek: Ἀριστοφάνης, pronounced [aristopʰánɛːs]; c. 446 – c. 386 BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Kydathenaion (Latin: Cydathenaeum), was a comic playwright or comedy-writer of ancient Athens and a poet of Old Attic Comedy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aristophanes has received more than 1,600,792 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Aristophanes is the 51st most popular writer (down from 49th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Greece (down from 15th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Greek Writer.

Aristophanes is most famous for his comedies. He wrote many plays, but he is most famous for "The Knights," "The Clouds," and "The Frogs."

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  • 90

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  • 3.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Aristophanes ranks 51 out of 5,794Before him are Giacomo Casanova, Denis Diderot, Simone de Beauvoir, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gabriel García Márquez, and Charles Baudelaire. After him are Friedrich Schiller, Daniel Defoe, Euripides, Bertolt Brecht, Jane Austen, and Nikolai Gogol.

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Among people born in 448 BC, Aristophanes ranks 1After him are Agathon and Bardylis. Among people deceased in 386 BC, Aristophanes ranks 1

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Aristophanes ranks 16 out of 855Before him are Epicurus (-341), Pericles (-494), Democritus (-460), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921), El Greco (1541), and Philip II of Macedon (-382). After him are Plutarch (46), Euripides (-480), Kösem Sultan (1590), Phidias (-490), Thucydides (-460), and Sappho (-630).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Aristophanes ranks 2Before him are Sophocles (-497). After him are Euripides (-480), Sappho (-630), Aeschylus (-525), Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Archilochus (-680), and Phaedrus (-20).