480 BC - 406 BC

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Euripides (; Ancient Greek: Εὐριπίδης Eurīpídēs, pronounced [eu̯.riː.pí.dɛːs]; c. 480 – c. 406 BC) was a tragedian of classical Athens. Along with Aeschylus and Sophocles, he is one of the three ancient Greek tragedians for whom any plays have survived in full. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, but the Suda says it was ninety-two at most. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Euripides has received more than 1,959,239 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Euripides is the 54th most popular writer (down from 52nd in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Greece (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Greek Writer.

Euripides is most famous for his tragedy, "Medea," which tells the story of a woman who kills her children in revenge against her husband for leaving her.

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  • 84

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  • 12.23

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  • 3.41

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Among writers, Euripides ranks 54 out of 5,794Before him are F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gabriel García Márquez, Charles Baudelaire, Aristophanes, Friedrich Schiller, and Daniel Defoe. After him are Bertolt Brecht, Jane Austen, Nikolai Gogol, Gustave Flaubert, Stefan Zweig, and Sappho.

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Among people born in 480 BC, Euripides ranks 1After him are Antiphon, Kresilas, and Pherecydes of Leros. Among people deceased in 406 BC, Euripides ranks 2Before him is Sophocles. After him are Callicratidas and Thrasyllus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Euripides ranks 18 out of 855Before him are Democritus (-460), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921), El Greco (1541), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Aristophanes (-448), and Plutarch (46). After him are Kösem Sultan (1590), Phidias (-490), Thucydides (-460), Sappho (-630), Aeschylus (-525), and Protagoras (-486).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Euripides ranks 3Before him are Sophocles (-497) and Aristophanes (-448). After him are Sappho (-630), Aeschylus (-525), Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Archilochus (-680), and Phaedrus (-20).