Pherecydes of Leros

480 BC - 439 BC

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Pherecydes of Leros was, according to the Suda, an ancient Greek historian from the island of Leros, who lived "before the seventy-fifth Olympiad" (480-477 BC), and wrote three works: On Leros (Περὶ Λέρου), On Iphigenia (Περὶ Ἰφιγενείας), and On the Festivals of Dionysus (Περὶ τῶν Διονύσου ἑορτῶν). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pherecydes of Leros has received more than 23,190 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Pherecydes of Leros is the 2,323rd most popular writer (up from 2,372nd in 2019), the 455th most popular biography from Greece (down from 426th in 2019) and the 59th most popular Greek Writer.

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Among writers, Pherecydes of Leros ranks 2,323 out of 5,794Before him are Mak Dizdar, Verrius Flaccus, Samuel Smiles, Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, Tobias Smollett, and Juan Ruiz. After him are Princess Michael of Kent, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Matthias Claudius, Jovan Dučić, Théophile de Viau, and Emma Orczy.

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Among people born in 480 BC, Pherecydes of Leros ranks 4Before him are Euripides, Antiphon, and Kresilas.  Among people deceased in 439 BC, Pherecydes of Leros ranks 1

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Pherecydes of Leros ranks 455 out of 855Before him are Georgios Karaiskakis (1780), Dimitrios Loundras (1885), Clearchus of Sparta (-401), Agesilaus I (null), John Aniston (1933), and Eusebia (400). After him are Müezzinzade Ali Pasha (null), Afet İnan (1908), Stamata Revithi (1866), Nikolaos Plastiras (1883), Agapenor (null), and Demaratus of Corinth (-700).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Pherecydes of Leros ranks 59Before him are Kiki Dimoula (1931), Antigonus of Carystus (-290), Posidippus (-310), Phylarchus (-255), Dionysios Solomos (1798), and Asclepiades of Samos (-320). After him are Victorinus of Pettau (250), Kostis Palamas (1859), Erinna (-400), Eumelus of Corinth (-800), Philitas of Cos (-400), and Hierocles of Alexandria (410).