Nikos Kazantzakis

1883 - 1957

Nikos Kazantzakis

Nikos Kazantzakis (Greek: Νίκος Καζαντζάκης [ˈnikos kazanˈd͡zacis]; 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 659,155 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 220th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Nikos Kazantzakis ranks 218 out of 4,883Before him are C. S. Lewis, Pearl S. Buck, Sallust, Anacreon, Frédéric Mistral, and Halldór Laxness. After him are Lou Andreas-Salomé, Torquato Tasso, Lu Xun, Wisława Szymborska, François de La Rochefoucauld, and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.

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

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Nikos Kazantzakis ranks 55 out of 698Before him are Polykleitos (-450), Miltiades (-540), Peleus (null), Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), Pope Sixtus II (215), and Pyrrho (-365). After him are Isocrates (-436), Vangelis (1943), Pope Dionysius (200), Constantine II of Greece (1940), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), and Lysippos (-390).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Nikos Kazantzakis ranks 7Before him are Sophocles (-497), Aeschylus (-525), Aristophanes (-448), Sappho (-630), Pindar (-517), and Menander (-342). After him are Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Archilochus (-680), Arion (-700), Phaedrus (-20), and Lysias (-445).

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