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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 1,993,820 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Aristophanes is the 44th most popular writer (up from 51st in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Greece (down from 16th in 2019) and the 4th 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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  • 91

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.71

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Aristophanes ranks 44 out of 5,755Before him are Marcel Proust, Hermann Hesse, Denis Diderot, Friedrich Schiller, Lord Byron, and Jane Austen. After him are Euripides, Mark Twain, Simone de Beauvoir, Sappho, Octave Mirbeau, and Arthur Conan Doyle.

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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 17 out of 936Before him are Epicurus (-341), Pericles (-494), Kösem Sultan (1590), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921), Aeschylus (-525), and Spartacus (-109). After him are Euripides (-480), Protagoras (-486), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Sappho (-630), Plutarch (46), and El Greco (1541).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Aristophanes ranks 4Before him are Homer (-800), Sophocles (-497), and Aeschylus (-525). After him are Euripides (-480), Sappho (-630), Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), Archilochus (-680), and Simonides of Ceos (-556).