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Odysseas Elytis

1911 - 1996

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Odysseas Elytis (Greek: Οδυσσέας Ελύτης [oðiˈseas eˈlitis], pen name of Odysseas Alepoudellis, Greek: Οδυσσέας Αλεπουδέλλης; 2 November 1911 – 18 March 1996) was a Greek poet,man of letters, essayist and translator, regarded as the definitive exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world. He is one of the most praised poets of the second half of the twentieth century, with his Axion Esti "regarded as a monument of contemporary poetry". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Odysseas Elytis has received more than 247,517 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Odysseas Elytis is the 842nd most popular writer (down from 714th in 2019), the 205th most popular biography from Greece (down from 174th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Greek Writer.

Odysseas Elytis is most famous for his poem "Axion Esti" which translates to "It Is All Right." The poem is a reflection on death and the poet's acceptance of it.

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Among writers, Odysseas Elytis ranks 842 out of 5,755Before him are Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Edgar Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, Sam Shepard, Matilde Camus, and Theodore Beza. After him are Antonio Tabucchi, Annie Ernaux, L. Frank Baum, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Magtymguly Pyragy, and Valerius Maximus.

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Among people born in 1911, Odysseas Elytis ranks 44Before him are Milovan Đilas, Herta Oberheuser, Richard Baer, Trygve Haavelmo, J. L. Austin, and Bernard Katz. After him are Niels Kaj Jerne, Cantinflas, Louise Bourgeois, Vincent Price, Bruno Kreisky, and Robert Taylor. Among people deceased in 1996, Odysseas Elytis ranks 32Before him are Mohamed Farrah Aidid, René Clément, Mohammad Najibullah, Magda Schneider, Timothy Leary, and Andreas Papandreou. After him are Nevill Francis Mott, Abdus Salam, Masaki Kobayashi, António de Spínola, Ademir de Menezes, and Claudette Colbert.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Odysseas Elytis ranks 205 out of 936Before him are Idomeneus of Crete (null), Quintus Curtius Rufus (41), Prokopis Pavlopoulos (1950), Antiochus V Eupator (-173), Andreas Papandreou (1919), and Philopoemen (-253). After him are Euclid of Megara (-435), Thrasybulus (-440), Agis IV (-265), Lafcadio Hearn (1850), Pelopidas (-450), and Bacchylides (-490).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Odysseas Elytis ranks 23Before him are Tyrtaeus (-700), Longus (110), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Periander (-700), Aelia Eudocia (401), and Agathias (536). After him are Lafcadio Hearn (1850), Bacchylides (-490), Philostratus (170), Agathon (-448), Aristarchus of Samothrace (-217), and Jean Moréas (1856).