Nâzım Hikmet

1902 - 1963

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Nâzım Hikmet Ran (15 January 1902 – 3 June 1963), commonly known as Nâzım Hikmet (Turkish: [naːˈzɯm hicˈmet] (listen)), was a Turkish poet, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director and memoirist. He was acclaimed for the "lyrical flow of his statements". Described as a "romantic communist" and "romantic revolutionary", he was repeatedly arrested for his political beliefs and spent much of his adult life in prison or in exile. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nâzım Hikmet has received more than 373,702 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Nâzım Hikmet is the 310th most popular writer (down from 232nd in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from Greece (down from 60th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Greek Writer.

Nâzım Hikmet is most famous for his poetry. He was a Turkish poet, novelist, and communist activist.

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Among writers, Nâzım Hikmet ranks 310 out of 5,794Before him are Appian, Luís de Camões, Italo Calvino, J. M. Coetzee, Romain Gary, and Alfonso X of Castile. After him are Ezra Pound, Christopher Marlowe, Elena Ferrante, François Mauriac, Simonides of Ceos, and Roger Martin du Gard.

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Among people born in 1902, Nâzım Hikmet ranks 15Before him are Ray Kroc, Paul Dirac, Talcott Parsons, Halldór Laxness, Fernand Braudel, and Georgy Malenkov. After him are Saud of Saudi Arabia, William Wyler, Eugene Wigner, Arne Jacobsen, Barbara McClintock, and Marcel Breuer. Among people deceased in 1963, Nâzım Hikmet ranks 13Before him are Aldous Huxley, Lee Harvey Oswald, Robert Schuman, Tristan Tzara, C. S. Lewis, and Ngo Dinh Diem. After him are Paul Hindemith, Abd el-Krim, Francis Poulenc, Yasujirō Ozu, Sylvia Plath, and Theodor Heuss.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Nâzım Hikmet ranks 80 out of 855Before him are Demetrius of Thessaloniki (270), Giorgio de Chirico (1888), John V Palaiologos (1332), Antigonus I Monophthalmus (-382), Hephaestion (-356), and Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1882). After him are Lysimachus (-361), Galla Placidia (388), Simonides of Ceos (-556), George II of Greece (1890), Critias (-460), and Handan Sultan (1574).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Nâzım Hikmet ranks 9Before him are Euripides (-480), Sappho (-630), Aeschylus (-525), Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), and Nikos Kazantzakis (1883). After him are Simonides of Ceos (-556), Archilochus (-680), Phaedrus (-20), Lysias (-445), Arion (-700), and Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620).