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Periander (; Greek: Περίανδρος; died c. 585 BC) was the Second Tyrant of the Cypselid dynasty that ruled over ancient Corinth. Periander's rule brought about a prosperous time in Corinth's history, as his administrative skill made Corinth one of the wealthiest city states in Greece. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Periander has received more than 232,746 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Periander is the 684th most popular writer (down from 660th in 2019), the 174th most popular biography from Greece (down from 160th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Greek Writer.

Periander was a tyrant of Corinth in the 7th century BC. He was most famous for the construction of the Corinth Canal.

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Among writers, Periander ranks 684 out of 5,755Before him are Osip Mandelstam, H. L. Mencken, Thomas Hardy, Pierre Boulle, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, and Tony Buzan. After him are Alain-René Lesage, Clarice Lispector, Luis de Góngora, Judah Halevi, Pietro Bembo, and Vātsyāyana.

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Among people born in 700 BC, Periander ranks 11Before him are Psamtik I, Jeconiah, Tyrtaeus, Amasis II, Anacharsis, and Phalaris. After him are Psamtik II, Necho I, Cylon of Athens, Perdiccas I of Macedon, Phraortes, and Harpagus. Among people deceased in 583 BC, Periander ranks 1After him is Arcesilaus I of Cyrene.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Periander ranks 174 out of 936Before him are Panaetius (-185), Aeschines (-389), Nicias (-500), Helen of Greece and Denmark (1896), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), and Meton of Athens (-500). After him are Antigonus II Gonatas (-319), Cleomenes III (-260), Konstantinos Karamanlis (1907), Ephialtes (-590), Brasidas (-500), and Speusippus (-407).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Periander ranks 20Before him are Arion (-700), Lysias (-445), Phaedrus (-20), Tyrtaeus (-700), Longus (110), and Demetrius Vikelas (1835). After him are Aelia Eudocia (401), Agathias (536), Odysseas Elytis (1911), Lafcadio Hearn (1850), Bacchylides (-490), and Philostratus (170).