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 300,086 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Polykleitos is the 4th most popular sculptor (up from 5th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Greece (up from 49th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Greek Sculptor.

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

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Among sculptors, Polykleitos ranks 4 out of 190Before him are Auguste Rodin, Phidias, and Myron. After him are Praxiteles, Benvenuto Cellini, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Alberto Giacometti, Camille Claudel, Lysippos, 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, Amyntas III of Macedon, Archidamus II, Pelopidas, Nectanebo I, Theramenes, Ptolemy of Aloros, and Diagoras of Melos. Among people deceased in 500 BC, Polykleitos ranks 4Before him are Esther, Myron, and Ānanda. After him are Leucippus, Artemisia I of Caria, Hippasus, Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, Rāhula, Obadiah, Lars Porsena, and Demaratus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Polykleitos ranks 41 out of 855Before him are Polybius (-208), Alcibiades (-450), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), Nurbanu Sultan (1525), Pindar (-517), and Gorgias (-483). After him are Solon (-638), Peisistratos (-600), Menander (-342), Theophrastus (-371), Praxiteles (-395), and Draco (-650).

Among SCULPTORS In Greece

Among sculptors born in Greece, Polykleitos ranks 3Before him are Phidias (-490) and Myron (-500). After him are Praxiteles (-395), Lysippos (-390), Scopas (-395), Leochares (-400), Alcamenes (-500), Chares of Lindos (-400), Ageladas (-600), Antenor (-590), and Paeonius (-500).