Giorgos Seferis

1900 - 1971

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Giorgos or George Seferis (; Greek: Γιώργος Σεφέρης [ˈʝorɣos seˈferis]), the pen name of Georgios Seferiades (Γεώργιος Σεφεριάδης; March 13 [O.S. February 29] 1900 – September 20, 1971), was a Greek poet and diplomat. He was one of the most important Greek poets of the 20th century, and a Nobel laureate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giorgos Seferis has received more than 240,803 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Giorgos Seferis is the 525th most popular writer (down from 504th in 2019), the 233rd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 218th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Writer.

Giorgos Seferis is most famous for his poetry. He was born in Smyrna, Asia Minor, in 1900 and died in Athens in 1971.

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Among writers, Giorgos Seferis ranks 525 out of 5,755Before him are Michel Houellebecq, Ulrich von Hutten, Giacomo Leopardi, Jostein Gaarder, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and Ismail Kadare. After him are Gérard de Nerval, Cassiodorus, Sidney Sheldon, Lesya Ukrainka, T. S. Eliot, and Paul Claudel.

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Among people born in 1900, Giorgos Seferis ranks 23Before him are Jacques Prévert, Dennis Gabor, Charles Francis Richter, Sándor Márai, Urho Kekkonen, and Hans Fritzsche. After him are Hans Adolf Krebs, Kurt Weill, Eyvind Johnson, Jan Oort, Thomas Wolfe, and Richard Kuhn. Among people deceased in 1971, Giorgos Seferis ranks 19Before him are Paul Karrer, Lin Biao, Mátyás Rákosi, Wilhelm List, Gotthard Heinrici, and Arne Tiselius. After him are Igor Tamm, Arne Jacobsen, Donald Winnicott, Harold Lloyd, D. B. Cooper, and François Duvalier.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Giorgos Seferis ranks 233 out of 1,301Before him are Romanos II (938), Dionysius Exiguus (475), Constantine VIII (960), Ahmet Necdet Sezer (1941), Alexios IV Angelos (1182), and Anthemius of Tralles (474). After him are Alaeddin Pasha (1250), Gordian I (159), Michael V Kalaphates (1015), Constantine VI (771), Alexios II Komnenos (1169), and Alexios V Doukas (1140).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Giorgos Seferis ranks 10Before him are Constantine VII (905), Orhan Pamuk (1952), Anna Komnene (1083), Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Ammianus Marcellinus (330), and Yunus Emre (1240). After him are Novatian (220), Theodore the Studite (759), Aratus (-315), Zosimus (460), André Chénier (1762), and Artemidorus (200).