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Lucian of Samosata (Ancient Greek: Λουκιανός ό Σαμοσατεύς), (c. 125 – after 180) was a Hellenized Syrian satirist, rhetorician and pamphleteer 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 869,687 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Lucian is the 192nd most popular writer (down from 165th in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from Turkey (down from 69th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Turkish Writer.

Lucian of Samosata was a Greek satirist and rhetorician who lived in the 2nd century AD. He is most famous for his satirical work, "The True History," which is a parody of the Greek historian, Herodotus.

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Among writers, Lucian ranks 192 out of 5,794Before him are Mansur Al-Hallaj, Peter Handke, Stéphane Mallarmé, Yukio Mishima, Nizami Ganjavi, and Tristan Tzara. After him are Sigrid Undset, Mario Vargas Llosa, Saadi Shirazi, Arthur C. Clarke, Coen brothers, and Pearl S. Buck.

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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 2Before him is Juvenal. After him are Sun Ce, Longus, Artemidorus, Justin, Emperor Chūai, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Lucius Artorius Castus, Soranus of Ephesus, Babrius, and Diogenes of Oenoanda.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Lucian ranks 81 out of 1,128Before him are Piri Reis (1470), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Şehzade Bayezid (1525), Alexios I Komnenos (1048), Abdulmejid II (1868), and Murad V (1840). After him are Valerian (200), Manuel I Komnenos (1118), Saint Pantaleon (275), Osman III (1699), Mustafa III (1717), and Zoë Porphyrogenita (978).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Lucian ranks 4Before him are Homer (-800), Hesiod (-800), and Constantine VII (905). After him are Orhan Pamuk (1952), Anacreon (-570), Anna Komnene (1083), Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Ammianus Marcellinus (330), Yunus Emre (1240), Giorgos Seferis (1900), and Novatian (220).