310 BC - 240 BC

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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 315,370 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Callimachus is the 363rd most popular writer (down from 301st in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Libya (down from 6th in 2019) 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 363 out of 5,794Before him are Apollonius of Rhodes, Elfriede Jelinek, Nadine Gordimer, Arthur de Gobineau, Einhard, and Ammianus Marcellinus. After him are Jacques Prévert, Shams Tabrizi, Alphonse de Lamartine, Mikhail Sholokhov, John Galsworthy, and Heinrich Mann.

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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 59Before him are Muammar Gaddafi (1942), Septimius Severus (145), Arius (256), Mark the Evangelist (10), Aristippus (-434), and Simon of Cyrene (-100). After him are Idris of Libya (1889), Omar Mukhtar (1858), Khalifa Haftar (1943), Pope Victor I (100), Carneades (-214), and Berenice II of Egypt (-267).

Among WRITERS In Libya

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