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Lucian of Samosata (c. 125 – after 180) was an Assyrian satirist and rhetorician who is best known for his characteristic tongue-in-cheek style, with which he frequently ridiculed superstition, religious practices, and belief in the paranormal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucian has received more than 594,861 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 167th most popular writer.

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  • 590k

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  • 73.24

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  • 59

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Lucian ranks 165 out of 4,883Before him are Pliny the Younger, Abu Nuwas, Tove Jansson, Guillaume Apollinaire, Pindar, and Dr. Seuss. After him are Menander, Geoffrey Chaucer, Herman Melville, Yasunari Kawabata, Eugène Ionesco, and Terence.

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Among people born in 120, Lucian ranks 1After him are Gaius, Pope Soter, and Tatian. Among people deceased in 200, Lucian ranks 1After him are Juvenal, Sun Ce, Longus, Artemidorus, Justin, Emperor Chūai, Lucius Artorius Castus, Babrius, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Vologases III of Parthia, and Soranus of Ephesus.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Lucian ranks 70 out of 901Before him are Hipparchus (-190), Piri Reis (1470), Priam (null), Mithridates VI of Pontus (-132), Murad V (1840), and Aspasia (-470). After him are Theodosius II (401), Şehzade Bayezid (1525), Nestorius (381), Mustafa III (1717), Hatice Sultan (1496), and Valerian (200).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Lucian ranks 3Before him are Homer (-800) and Hesiod (-800). After him are 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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