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Leonidas of Tarentum

320 BC - 260 BC

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Leonidas of Tarentum (; Doric Greek: Λεωνίδας ὁ Ταραντῖνος) was an epigrammatist and lyric poet. He lived in Italy in the third century B.C. at Tarentum, on the coast of Apulia (Magna Graecia). Over a hundred of his epigrams are present in the Greek Anthology compiled in the 10th and 14th centuries. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonidas of Tarentum has received more than 18,856 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Leonidas of Tarentum is the 3,898th most popular writer (up from 4,016th in 2019), the 3,047th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,940th in 2019) and the 221st most popular Italian Writer.

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Among writers, Leonidas of Tarentum ranks 3,898 out of 5,755Before him are Olaf Bull, T. C. Boyle, Eric Frank Russell, Sylvia Nasar, Nathan Alterman, and Leonhard Frank. After him are Ida B. Wells, Louis Adamic, Josef Kajetán Tyl, Frédéric Dard, Mona Simpson, and Susanna Hall.

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Among people born in 320 BC, Leonidas of Tarentum ranks 8Before him are Bindusara, Lycophron, Meleager, Asclepiades of Samos, Timocharis, and Colotes. After him is Craterus. Among people deceased in 260 BC, Leonidas of Tarentum ranks 20Before him are Hannibal Gisco, Philochorus, Gaius Sulpicius Gallus, Publius Cornelius Cethegus, Orontes III, and Appius Claudius Pulcher. After him are Lucius Aemilius Papus, Ariamnes of Cappadocia, and Agathocles of Bactria.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Leonidas of Tarentum ranks 3,047 out of 4,668Before him are Costante Girardengo (1893), Giovanni Pesaro (1589), Carlo Galetti (1882), Christian Abbiati (1977), Francesco Tamagno (1850), and Publius Servilius Casca (-84). After him are Stefania Casini (1948), Dino Meneghin (1950), Andrea Benetti (1964), Titus Didius (-200), Giovanni Amendola (1882), and Gualtiero Bassetti (1942).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Leonidas of Tarentum ranks 221Before him are Cecco Angiolieri (1260), Alessandro Tassoni (1565), Girolamo de Rada (1814), Nossis (null), Lino Aldani (1926), and Mario Rigoni Stern (1921). After him are Alfredo M. Bonanno (1937), Francesco Mario Pagano (1748), Giuseppe Adami (1878), Antonio Fogazzaro (1842), Ippolito Nievo (1831), and Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio (1927).