Lycurgus of Athens

390 BC - 324 BC

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Lycurgus (; Greek: Λυκοῦργος Lykourgos; c. 390 – 324 BC) was a logographer in Ancient Greece. He was one of the ten Attic orators included in the "Alexandrian Canon" compiled by Aristophanes of Byzantium and Aristarchus of Samothrace in the third century BC. Lycurgus was born at Athens about 390 BC, and was the son of Lycophron, who belonged to the noble family of the Eteobutadae. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lycurgus of Athens has received more than 56,660 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Lycurgus of Athens is the 3,602nd most popular politician (down from 3,410th in 2019), the 239th most popular biography from Greece (down from 225th in 2019) and the 97th most popular Greek Politician.

Lycurgus of Athens is most famous for being the founder of the constitution of Sparta.

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Among politicians, Lycurgus of Athens ranks 3,602 out of 15,710Before him are Balamber, Álvaro Obregón, Bolesław Bierut, Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg, David Dacko, and Emperor Xianzong of Tang. After him are Abdur Rahman Khan, Tissaphernes, Emilio Mola, Kavad II, Boris Tadić, and Redbad, King of the Frisians.

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Among people born in 390 BC, Lycurgus of Athens ranks 4Before him are Lysippos, Shang Yang, and Vyasa. After him are Hypereides, Alexander V of Macedon, Manius Curius Dentatus, Hieronymus of Cardia, Hakor, Peucestas, Tiberius Coruncanius, and Coenus. Among people deceased in 324 BC, Lycurgus of Athens ranks 2Before him is Hephaestion.

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Among people born in Greece, Lycurgus of Athens ranks 239 out of 855Before him are Leotychidas (-540), Timoleon (-411), Yiannis Ritsos (1909), Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (1914), Anaxandridas II (-565), and Stilpo (-359). After him are Philostratus (170), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), Caranus of Macedon (-900), Yanni (1954), Cleisthenes of Sicyon (-701), and Katina Paxinou (1900).


Among politicians born in Greece, Lycurgus of Athens ranks 97Before him are Cylon of Athens (-700), Thessalonike of Macedon (-352), Herodes Atticus (101), Xanthippus (-590), Timoleon (-411), and Anaxandridas II (-565). After him are Caranus of Macedon (-900), Cleisthenes of Sicyon (-701), Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (1870), Phocion (-402), Euphronios (-520), and Konstantinos Stephanopoulos (1926).