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Hesiod (; Greek: Ἡσίοδος Hēsíodos) was an ancient Greek poet generally thought to have been active between 750 and 650 BC, around the same time as Homer. He is generally regarded by western authors as 'the first written poet in the Western tradition to regard himself as an individual persona with an active role to play in his subject.' Ancient authors credited Hesiod and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hesiod has received more than 1,794,016 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Hesiod is the 53rd most popular writer (up from 69th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 20th in 2019) and the most popular Turkish Writer.

Hesiod is most famous for his epic poem, Theogony, which is a mythological account of the origins of the gods.

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  • 82

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Hesiod ranks 53 out of 5,755Before him are Simone de Beauvoir, Sappho, Octave Mirbeau, Arthur Conan Doyle, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Émile Zola. After him are Gabriel García Márquez, Daniel Defoe, Li Bai, Bertolt Brecht, Stendhal, and Umberto Eco.

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Among people born in 800 BC, Hesiod ranks 2Before him is Homer. After him are Isaiah, Lycurgus of Sparta, Amos, Hezekiah, Manasseh of Judah, Esarhaddon, Hoshea, Achaemenes, Jotham of Judah, and Titus Tatius. Among people deceased in 700 BC, Hesiod ranks 1After him are Isaiah, Gyges of Lydia, Tyrtaeus, Achaemenes, Jehoahaz of Judah, Cylon of Athens, Perdiccas I of Macedon, Ariaramnes, Callinus, Shebitku, and Theopompus of Sparta.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Hesiod ranks 23 out of 1,301Before him are Diogenes (-404), Mehmed III (1566), Strabo (-64), Mustafa I (1591), Murad I (1326), and Bayezid I (1354). After him are Mehmed IV (1642), Murad II (1404), Mihrimah Sultan (1522), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Şehzade Mustafa (1515), and Osman II (1604).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Hesiod ranks 1After him are Lucian (120), Anacreon (-570), Constantine VII (905), Orhan Pamuk (1952), Anna Komnene (1083), Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Ammianus Marcellinus (330), Yunus Emre (1240), Giorgos Seferis (1900), Novatian (220), and Theodore the Studite (759).