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470 BC - 420 BC

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Callicrates or Kallikrates (; Greek: Καλλικράτης [Kaliˈkratis]) was an ancient Greek architect active in the middle of the fifth century BC. He and Ictinus were architects of the Parthenon (Plutarch, Pericles, 13). An inscription identifies him as the architect of "the Temple of Nike" on the Acropolis of Athens (IG I3 35). The temple in question is either the amphiprostyle Temple of Athena Nike now visible on the site or a small-scale predecessor (naiskos) whose remains were found in the later temple's foundations.An inscription identifies Callicrates as one of the architects of the Classical circuit wall of the Acropolis (IG I3 45), and Plutarch further states (loc. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Callicrates has received more than 83,317 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Callicrates is the 42nd most popular architect (up from 43rd in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from Greece (down from 127th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Greek Architect.

Callicrates is most famous for being the architect of the Parthenon.

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Among architects, Callicrates ranks 42 out of 424Before him are Suger, Hippodamus of Miletus, Ictinus, Jørn Utzon, Vladimir Tatlin, and I. M. Pei. After him are Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Rem Koolhaas, Christopher Wren, François Mansart, Arne Jacobsen, and Richard Rogers.

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Among people born in 470 BC, Callicrates ranks 6Before him are Socrates, Aspasia, Mozi, Philolaus, and Melissus of Samos. After him are Hippocrates of Chios, Achilles Painter, and Teres I. Among people deceased in 420 BC, Callicrates ranks 2Before him is Protagoras. After him are Archidamus II and Oenopides.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Callicrates ranks 141 out of 936Before him are Thespis (-600), Pope Eleutherius (171), Cleon (-450), Costa-Gavras (1933), Epimenides (-690), and Parmenion (-400). After him are Saint Giles (640), Ephialtes of Trachis (-550), Apollodorus of Athens (-180), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), Demetrius of Phalerum (-350), and Agesilaus II (-444).

Among ARCHITECTS In Greece

Among architects born in Greece, Callicrates ranks 2Before him are Ictinus (-500). After him are Dinocrates (-400), Aristobulus of Cassandreia (-375), Callimachus (-500), and Anastasios Metaxas (1862).