490 BC - 430 BC

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Phidias or Pheidias (; Ancient Greek: Φειδίας, Pheidias; c. 480 – 430 BC) was a Greek sculptor, painter, and architect. His Statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phidias has received more than 573,956 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Phidias is the 2nd most popular sculptor, the 20th most popular biography from Greece (up from 23rd in 2019) and the most popular Greek Sculptor.

Phidias is most famous for his work on the Parthenon, which is a temple in Athens.

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Among sculptors, Phidias ranks 2 out of 190Before him are Auguste Rodin. After him are Myron, Polykleitos, Praxiteles, Benvenuto Cellini, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Alberto Giacometti, Camille Claudel, Lysippos, Antonio Canova, and Constantin Brâncuși.

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Among people born in 490 BC, Phidias ranks 1After him are Zeno of Elea, Empedocles, Nehemiah, Bacchylides, Archelaus I of Macedon, Agis II, Ion of Chios, Hellanicus of Lesbos, Nepherites I, Oenopides, and Crateuas of Macedon. Among people deceased in 430 BC, Phidias ranks 1After him are Empedocles, Melissus of Samos, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, and Archelaus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Phidias ranks 20 out of 855Before him are El Greco (1541), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Aristophanes (-448), Plutarch (46), Euripides (-480), and Kösem Sultan (1590). After him are Thucydides (-460), Sappho (-630), Aeschylus (-525), Protagoras (-486), Themistocles (-524), and Demosthenes (-384).

Among SCULPTORS In Greece

Among sculptors born in Greece, Phidias ranks 1After him are Myron (-500), Polykleitos (-450), Praxiteles (-395), Lysippos (-390), Scopas (-395), Leochares (-400), Alcamenes (-500), Chares of Lindos (-400), Ageladas (-600), Antenor (-590), and Paeonius (-500).