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Myron of Eleutherae (Ancient Greek: Μύρων, Myrōn [mý.rɔːn]), working c. 480–440 BC, 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 205,747 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Myron is the 3rd most popular sculptor, the 33rd most popular biography from Greece (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Greek Sculptor.

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

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Among sculptors, Myron ranks 3 out of 190Before him are Auguste Rodin and Phidias. After him are Polykleitos, Praxiteles, Benvenuto Cellini, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Alberto Giacometti, Camille Claudel, Lysippos, Antonio Canova, and Constantin Brâncuși.

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

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Myron ranks 33 out of 855Before him are Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478), Leonidas I (-540), Xenophon (-430), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), and Cleisthenes (-565). After him are Aristarchus of Samos (-311), Polybius (-208), Alcibiades (-450), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), Nurbanu Sultan (1525), and Pindar (-517).

Among SCULPTORS In Greece

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