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Homer

800 BC - 750 BC

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Homer (; Ancient Greek: Ὅμηρος [hómɛːros], Hómēros) was an ancient Greek author and epic poet. He is the reputed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two epic poems that are the foundational works of ancient Greek literature. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential authors of all time.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 6,453,764 page views. His biography is available in 176 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 171 in 2019). Homer is the 3rd most popular writer, the most popular biography from Turkey and the most popular Turkish Writer.

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

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  • 6.5M

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  • 92.32

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  • 176

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 15.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Homer ranks 3 out of 5,794Before him are William Shakespeare and Dante Alighieri. After him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Fyodor Dostoevsky, J. R. R. Tolkien, Hans Christian Andersen, Voltaire, Franz Kafka, Leo Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, and Edgar Allan Poe.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 800 BC, Homer ranks 1After him are Isaiah, Hesiod, Lycurgus of Sparta, Hezekiah, Amos, Esarhaddon, Manasseh of Judah, Hoshea, Achaemenes, Titus Tatius, and Jotham of Judah. 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 1,128After him are Paul the Apostle (5), Herodotus (-484), Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Saint George (280), Heraclitus (-535), Thales of Miletus (-623), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Osman I (1254), Selim I (1470), and Diogenes (-404).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

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