450 BC - 500 BC

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Polykleitos (Ancient Greek: Πολύκλειτος) was an ancient Greek sculptor in bronze of the 5th century BCE. Alongside the Athenian sculptors Pheidias, Myron and Praxiteles, he is considered one of the most important sculptors of classical antiquity. The 4th century BCE catalogue attributed to Xenocrates (the "Xenocratic catalogue"), which was Pliny's guide in matters of art, ranked him between Pheidias and Myron. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Polykleitos has received more than 351,746 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 45 in 2019). Polykleitos is the 5th most popular sculptor (down from 4th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Greece (down from 41st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Sculptor.

Polykleitos is most famous for his statue of the "Doryphoros" or "Spear-Bearer."

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Among sculptors, Polykleitos ranks 5 out of 189Before him are Auguste Rodin, Phidias, Myron, and Praxiteles. After him are Benvenuto Cellini, Alberto Giacometti, Camille Claudel, Lysippos, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Antonio Canova, and Constantin Brâncuși.

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Among people born in 450 BC, Polykleitos ranks 2Before him is Alcibiades. After him are Diotima of Mantinea, Cleon, Malachi, Archidamus II, Nectanebo I, Amyntas III of Macedon, Pelopidas, Theramenes, Diagoras of Melos, and Amyrtaeus. Among people deceased in 500 BC, Polykleitos ranks 5Before him are Esther, Myron, Leucippus, and Ānanda. After him are Artemisia I of Caria, Hippasus, Rāhula, Diogenes of Apollonia, Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, and Obadiah.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Polykleitos ranks 56 out of 936Before him are Olympias (-375), Handan Sultan (1574), Theophrastus (-371), Menander (-342), Pope Sixtus II (215), and Xanthippe (-500). After him are Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), Miltiades (-540), Constantine II of Greece (1940), Pyrrho (-365), Queen Sofía of Spain (1938), and Antisthenes (-445).

Among SCULPTORS In Greece

Among sculptors born in Greece, Polykleitos ranks 4Before him are Phidias (-490), Myron (-500), and Praxiteles (-395). After him are Lysippos (-390), Scopas (-395), Leochares (-400), Alcamenes (-500), Paeonius (-500), Ageladas (-600), Chares of Lindos (-400), and Antenor (-590).