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Praxiteles

395 BC - 330 BC

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Praxiteles (; Greek: Πραξιτέλης) of Athens, the son of Cephisodotus the Elder, was the most renowned of the Attica sculptors of the 4th century BC. He was the first to sculpt the nude female form in a life-size statue. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Praxiteles has received more than 449,783 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Praxiteles is the 4th most popular sculptor (up from 5th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Greece (down from 46th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Greek Sculptor.

Praxiteles is most famous for his statues of Hermes and Aphrodite.

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  • 73.92

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  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SCULPTORS

Among sculptors, Praxiteles ranks 4 out of 189Before him are Auguste Rodin, Phidias, and Myron. After him are Polykleitos, Benvenuto Cellini, Alberto Giacometti, Camille Claudel, Lysippos, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Antonio Canova, and Constantin Brâncuși.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 395 BC, Praxiteles ranks 1After him is Scopas. Among people deceased in 330 BC, Praxiteles ranks 2Before him is Darius III. After him are Philotas, Ephorus, Peucestas, Archestratus, and Ariobarzanes of Persis.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Praxiteles ranks 49 out of 936Before him are Leucippus (-500), Alcibiades (-450), Peisistratos (-600), Draco (-650), Pindar (-517), and Mikis Theodorakis (1925). After him are Olympias (-375), Handan Sultan (1574), Theophrastus (-371), Menander (-342), Pope Sixtus II (215), and Xanthippe (-500).

Among SCULPTORS In Greece

Among sculptors born in Greece, Praxiteles ranks 3Before him are Phidias (-490) and Myron (-500). After him are Polykleitos (-450), Lysippos (-390), Scopas (-395), Leochares (-400), Alcamenes (-500), Paeonius (-500), Ageladas (-600), Chares of Lindos (-400), and Antenor (-590).