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Homer

800 BC - 750 BC

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Homer (; Ancient Greek: Ὅμηρος [hómɛːros], Hómēros) is the legendary author to whom the authorship of the Iliad and the Odyssey (the two epic poems that are the foundational works of ancient Greek literature) is attributed. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential authors of all time. In Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Virgil refers to him as "Poet sovereign", king of all poets; in the preface to his translation of the Iliad, Alexander Pope acknowledges that Homer has always been considered the "greatest of poets".The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Mycenaean Greek kingdoms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Homer has received more than 7,291,560 page views. His biography is available in 182 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 176 in 2019). Homer is the most popular writer (up from 3rd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Greece (down from 1st in 2019) and the most popular Writer.

Homer is most famous for his epic poem, The Odyssey.

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  • 7.3M

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  • 91.42

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  • 182

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 19.06

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Homer ranks 1 out of 5,755After him are William Shakespeare, Dante Alighieri, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Fyodor Dostoevsky, J. R. R. Tolkien, Hans Christian Andersen, Voltaire, Edgar Allan Poe, Sophocles, Leo Tolstoy, and Franz Kafka.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 800 BC, Homer ranks 1After him are Hesiod, Isaiah, Lycurgus of Sparta, Amos, Hezekiah, Manasseh of Judah, Esarhaddon, Hoshea, Achaemenes, Jotham of Judah, and Titus Tatius. Among people deceased in 750 BC, Homer ranks 1After him is Nicander of Sparta.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Homer ranks 5 out of 936Before him are Aristotle (-384), Plato (-427), Alexander the Great (-356), and Socrates (-470). After him are Pythagoras (-570), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), Sophocles (-497), Democritus (-460), Epicurus (-341), and Pericles (-494).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Homer ranks 1After him are Sophocles (-497), Aeschylus (-525), Aristophanes (-448), Euripides (-480), Sappho (-630), Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), Archilochus (-680), and Simonides of Ceos (-556).