517 BC - 437 BC

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Pindar (; Greek: Πίνδαρος Pindaros, [píndaros]; Latin: Pindarus; c. 518 – 438 BC) was an Ancient Greek lyric poet from Thebes. Of the canonical nine lyric poets of ancient Greece, his work is the best preserved. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pindar has received more than 734,336 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Pindar is the 153rd most popular writer (up from 163rd in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Greece (up from 40th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Greek Writer.

Pindar is most famous for his odes, a type of lyric poetry.

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  • 80.45

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  • 63

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.92

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  • 3.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Pindar ranks 153 out of 5,794Before him are H. P. Lovecraft, Pliny the Younger, Ferdowsi, Lou Andreas-Salomé, André Breton, and Mikhail Bulgakov. After him are Novalis, Janusz Korczak, William Faulkner, Ray Bradbury, H. G. Wells, and Abu Nuwas.

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Among people born in 517 BC, Pindar ranks 1 Among people deceased in 437 BC, Pindar ranks 1

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Pindar ranks 39 out of 855Before him are Myron (-500), Aristarchus of Samos (-311), Polybius (-208), Alcibiades (-450), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), and Nurbanu Sultan (1525). After him are Gorgias (-483), Polykleitos (-450), Solon (-638), Peisistratos (-600), Menander (-342), and Theophrastus (-371).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Pindar ranks 6Before him are Sophocles (-497), Aristophanes (-448), Euripides (-480), Sappho (-630), and Aeschylus (-525). After him are Menander (-342), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Archilochus (-680), and Phaedrus (-20).