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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's novels included Zorba the Greek (published in 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 1,025,928 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Nikos Kazantzakis is the 226th most popular writer (up from 227th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Greece (down from 66th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Greek Writer.

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

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Among writers, Nikos Kazantzakis ranks 226 out of 5,755Before him are Luís de Camões, Ray Bradbury, Luigi Pirandello, John Milton, Peter Drucker, and Johanna Spyri. After him are Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Maurice Leblanc, Al-Masudi, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, and Lu Xun.

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Among people born in 1883, Nikos Kazantzakis ranks 10Before him are John Maynard Keynes, Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, Khalil Gibran, Joseph Schumpeter, and Anton Webern. After him are Jaroslav Hašek, Lev Kamenev, José Ortega y Gasset, Clement Attlee, Grigory Zinoviev, and Napoleon Hill. Among people deceased in 1957, Nikos Kazantzakis ranks 8Before him are Jean Sibelius, Friedrich Paulus, Christian Dior, Diego Rivera, Miklós Horthy, and Humphrey Bogart. After him are Wilhelm Reich, Oliver Hardy, Haakon VII of Norway, Gichin Funakoshi, Arturo Toscanini, and Constantin Brâncuși.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Nikos Kazantzakis ranks 68 out of 936Before him are Antisthenes (-445), Epaminondas (-418), Peleus (null), Vangelis (1943), Demetrius of Thessaloniki (270), and Ptolemy II Philadelphus (-308). After him are Irene of Athens (752), Isocrates (-436), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Nana Mouskouri (1934), Constantine I of Greece (1868), and Clement of Alexandria (150).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Nikos Kazantzakis ranks 9Before him are Aeschylus (-525), Aristophanes (-448), Euripides (-480), Sappho (-630), Pindar (-517), and Menander (-342). After him are Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), Archilochus (-680), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Arion (-700), and Lysias (-445).