Demetrius Vikelas

1835 - 1908

Photo of Demetrius Vikelas

Icon of person Demetrius Vikelas

Demetrios Vikelas (also Demetrius Bikelas; Greek: Δημήτριος Βικέλας; 15 February 1835 – 20 July 1908) was a Greek businessman and writer; he was the first President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), from 1894 to 1896. After a childhood spent in Greece and Constantinople (now Istanbul), he found fortune in London, where he married. He then moved to Paris, on account of his wife. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Demetrius Vikelas has received more than 64,412 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Demetrius Vikelas is the 588th most popular writer (down from 560th in 2019), the 152nd most popular biography from Greece (down from 138th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Greek Writer.

Demetrius Vikelas is most famous for being the founder of the International Olympic Committee.

Memorability Metrics

  • 64k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 73.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Demetrius Vikelas by language


Among writers, Demetrius Vikelas ranks 588 out of 5,794Before him are Edward Bernays, Thomas Hardy, Oliver Sacks, Denis of Portugal, Eugene O'Neill, and Aulus Gellius. After him are Alexander Herzen, Vuk Karadžić, Mihai Eminescu, Anthony Burgess, Dino Buzzati, and Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1835, Demetrius Vikelas ranks 13Before him are Andrew Carnegie, Adolf von Baeyer, César Cui, Giovanni Schiaparelli, Henryk Wieniawski, and Samuel Butler. After him are Josef Stefan, Giosuè Carducci, William Stanley Jevons, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Eduard Strauss, and Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern. Among people deceased in 1908, Demetrius Vikelas ranks 10Before him are Guangxu Emperor, Grover Cleveland, Pablo de Sarasate, Randal Cremer, Edmondo De Amicis, and Carlos I of Portugal. After him are Butch Cassidy, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Machado de Assis, Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal, Pat Garrett, and Wilhelm Busch.

Others Born in 1835

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1908

Go to all Rankings

In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Demetrius Vikelas ranks 152 out of 855Before him are Sophia Palaiologina (1455), Speusippus (-407), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), Gorgo, Queen of Sparta (-506), Craterus (-370), and Brasidas (-500). After him are Antipope Alexander V (1339), Pausanias (null), Nicias (-500), Cleomenes III (-260), Aeschines (-389), and Callisthenes (-360).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Demetrius Vikelas ranks 18Before him are Phaedrus (-20), Lysias (-445), Arion (-700), Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), Tyrtaeus (-700), and Longus (110). After him are Periander (-700), Odysseas Elytis (1911), Epicharmus of Kos (-524), Agathias (536), Aristarchus of Samothrace (-217), and Bacchylides (-490).