371 BC - 310 BC

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Phryne (; Ancient Greek: Φρύνη) (born c. 371 BC) was an ancient Greek courtesan (hetaira), from the fourth century BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phryne has received more than 711,663 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Phryne is the 1,505th most popular politician (down from 1,446th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Greece (down from 115th in 2019) and the 46th most popular Greek Politician.

Phryne was a famous courtesan and prostitute in ancient Greece. She was known for her beauty and intelligence, which she used to get out of trouble.

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Among politicians, Phryne ranks 1,505 out of 15,710Before her are Ahmet Necdet Sezer, William II, Prince of Orange, Tabaré Vázquez, Agathocles of Syracuse, Wenceslaus II of Bohemia, and Tvrtko I of Bosnia. After her are Romanos III Argyros, Manuel Azaña, Al-Mahdi, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Bleda, and Conradin.

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Among people born in 371 BC, Phryne ranks 2Before her is Theophrastus. After her is Marcus Valerius Corvus. Among people deceased in 310 BC, Phryne ranks 3Before her are Roxana and Pytheas. After her are Vyasa and Pharnabazus III.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Phryne ranks 125 out of 855Before her are Lysias (-445), Chilon of Sparta (-600), Arion (-700), Cleon (-450), Epimenides (-690), and Thespis (-600). After her are Cratylus (-500), Callicrates (-470), Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), Ioannis Metaxas (1871), Melina Mercouri (1920), and Costa-Gavras (1933).


Among politicians born in Greece, Phryne ranks 46Before her are Ephialtes of Trachis (-550), Perseus of Macedon (-212), Philip V of Macedon (-238), Eleftherios Venizelos (1864), Creon (null), and Philoctetes (null). After her are Ioannis Metaxas (1871), Agesilaus II (-444), Pleistarchus (-500), Oruç Reis (1473), Hippias (-600), and Sophia Palaiologina (1455).