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Callimachus (Ancient Greek: Καλλίμαχος, romanized: Kallimachos; c. 310 – c. 240 BC) was an ancient Greek poet, scholar and librarian who was active in Alexandria during the 3rd century BC. A representative of Ancient Greek literature of the Hellenistic period, he wrote over 800 literary works in a wide variety of genres, most of which did not survive. He espoused an aesthetic philosophy, known as Callimacheanism, which exerted a strong influence on the poets of the Roman Empire and, through them, on all subsequent Western literature. Born into a prominent family in the Greek city of Cyrene in modern-day Libya, he was educated in Alexandria, the capital of the Ptolemaic kings of Egypt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Callimachus has received more than 354,572 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Callimachus is the 315th most popular writer (up from 363rd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Libya and the most popular Libyan Writer.

Callimachus was a Greek poet and scholar who was born in Cyrene. He is most famous for his work the "Hymns" which are poems written in honor of various gods.

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Among writers, Callimachus ranks 315 out of 5,755Before him are Paul Heyse, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Prosper Mérimée, Mario Puzo, Raymond Chandler, and Paul Celan. After him are Gregory of Tours, Karl May, François Mauriac, Jack Kerouac, Ezra Pound, and Carlos Castaneda.

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Among people born in 310 BC, Callimachus ranks 1After him are Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Asina and Posidippus. Among people deceased in 240 BC, Callimachus ranks 2Before him is Euclid. After him are Arcesilaus, Aratus, Zou Yan, and Posidippus.

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In Libya

Among people born in Libya, Callimachus ranks 8 out of 64Before him are Muammar Gaddafi (1942), Mark the Evangelist (10), Arius (256), Septimius Severus (145), Aristippus (-434), and Omar Mukhtar (1858). After him are Idris of Libya (1889), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Pope Victor I (100), Carneades (-214), Khalifa Haftar (1943), and Synesius (370).

Among WRITERS In Libya

Among writers born in Libya, Callimachus ranks 1After him are Ibrahim Kuni (1948).