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Myron of Eleutherae (480–440 BC) (Ancient Greek: Μύρων, Myrōn [mý.rɔːn]) was an Athenian sculptor from the mid-5th century BC. He was born in Eleutherae on the borders of Boeotia and Attica. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Myron has received more than 299,900 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Myron is the 3rd most popular sculptor, the 40th most popular biography from Greece (down from 39th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Greek Sculptor.

Myron is most famous for his sculpture of a discus thrower.

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  • 300k

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  • 49

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 17.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among sculptors, Myron ranks 3 out of 258Before him are Auguste Rodin, and Phidias. After him are Praxiteles, Benvenuto Cellini, Polykleitos, Camille Claudel, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Alberto Giacometti, Lysippos, Antonio Canova, and Bertel Thorvaldsen.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Myron ranks 2Before him is Anaxagoras. After him are Leucippus, Artaxerxes I of Persia, Xanthippe, Ezra, Artemisia I of Caria, Brennus, Ictinus, Cratylus, Cyrus the Younger, and Xerxes II of Persia. Among people deceased in 500 BC, Myron ranks 2Before him is Esther. After him are Ānanda, Leucippus, Polykleitos, Hippasus, Artemisia I of Caria, Diogenes of Apollonia, Rāhula, Obadiah, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, and Gorgo, Queen of Sparta.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Myron ranks 40 out of 1,024Before him are Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Nurbanu Sultan (1525), Cleisthenes (-565), Gorgias (-483), Themistocles (-524), and Solon (-638). After him are Alcibiades (-450), Draco (-650), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Polybius (-208), Theophrastus (-371), and Aristarchus of Samos (-311).

Among SCULPTORS In Greece

Among sculptors born in Greece, Myron ranks 2Before him are Phidias (-490). After him are Praxiteles (-395), Polykleitos (-450), Lysippos (-390), Scopas (-395), Leochares (-400), Alcamenes (-500), Chares of Lindos (-400), Ageladas (-600), Antenor (-590), and Paeonius (-500).