Nikos Kazantzakis

1883 - 1957

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Nikos Kazantzakis (Greek: Νίκος Καζαντζάκης [ˈnikos kazanˈd͡zacis]; 2 March (OS 18 February) 1883 – 26 October 1957) was a Greek writer. Widely considered a giant of modern Greek literature, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in nine different years.Kazantzakis' novels included Zorba the Greek (published 1946 as Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas), Christ Recrucified (1948), Captain Michalis (1950, translated Freedom or Death), and The Last Temptation of Christ (1955). He also wrote plays, travel books, memoirs and philosophical essays such as The Saviors of God: Spiritual Exercises. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikos Kazantzakis has received more than 835,306 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Nikos Kazantzakis is the 227th most popular writer (down from 218th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Greece (down from 55th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Greek Writer.

Nikos Kazantzakis is most famous for his novel Zorba the Greek.

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Among writers, Nikos Kazantzakis ranks 227 out of 5,794Before him are Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Orhan Pamuk, Johanna Spyri, Halldór Laxness, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, and Jacob Grimm. After him are Robert Musil, Emily Dickinson, Lope de Vega, Svetlana Alexievich, W. Somerset Maugham, and Wisława Szymborska.

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Among people born in 1883, Nikos Kazantzakis ranks 10Before him are Coco Chanel, Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, Joseph Schumpeter, Khalil Gibran, and Anton Webern. After him are Jaroslav Hašek, Lev Kamenev, Napoleon Hill, Morihei Ueshiba, José Ortega y Gasset, and Victor Francis Hess. Among people deceased in 1957, Nikos Kazantzakis ranks 8Before him are John von Neumann, Friedrich Paulus, Christian Dior, Diego Rivera, Miklós Horthy, and Humphrey Bogart. After him are Wilhelm Reich, Oliver Hardy, Constantin Brâncuși, Haakon VII of Norway, Johannes Stark, and Henry van de Velde.

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Among people born in Greece, Nikos Kazantzakis ranks 66 out of 855Before him are Andromache (null), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Epaminondas (-418), Leucippus (-500), Pope Dionysius (200), and Peleus (null). After him are Mikis Theodorakis (1925), Isocrates (-436), Vangelis (1943), Clement of Alexandria (150), Nana Mouskouri (1934), and Paul of Greece (1901).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Nikos Kazantzakis ranks 8Before him are Aristophanes (-448), Euripides (-480), Sappho (-630), Aeschylus (-525), Pindar (-517), and Menander (-342). After him are Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Archilochus (-680), Phaedrus (-20), Lysias (-445), and Arion (-700).