800 BC - 750 BC


Homer (; Ancient Greek: Ὅμηρος Greek pronunciation: [hómɛːros], Hómēros) is the presumed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature. The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek kingdoms. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Homer has received more than 4,847,222 page views. His biography is available in 171 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular writer.

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  • 89.95

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  • 171

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 15.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Homer ranks 3 out of 4,883Before him are William Shakespeare and Dante Alighieri. After him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Hans Christian Andersen, J. R. R. Tolkien, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Franz Kafka, Leo Tolstoy, and Molière.

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

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Homer ranks 1 out of 901After him are Paul the Apostle (5), Herodotus (-484), Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Heraclitus (-535), Selim II (1524), Thales of Miletus (-623), Selim I (1470), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Saint Nicholas (270), Ahmed I (1590), and Murad IV (1612).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Homer ranks 1After him are Hesiod (-800), Lucian (120), Constantine VII (905), Orhan Pamuk (1952), Anacreon (-570), Anna Komnene (1083), Ammianus Marcellinus (330), Yunus Emre (1240), Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Giorgos Seferis (1900), and Novatian (220).

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