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Rigas Feraios

1757 - 1798

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Rigas Feraios (Greek: Ρήγας Φεραίος pronounced [ˈriɣas fɛˈrɛɔs], sometimes Rhegas Pheraeos; Aromanian: Riga Fereu) or Velestinlis (Βελεστινλής pronounced [vɛlɛstinˈlis], also transliterated Velestinles); 1757 – 24 June 1798), born as Antonios Rigas Velestinlis (Greek: Αντώνιος Ρήγας Βελεστινλής), was a Greek writer, political thinker and revolutionary, active in the Modern Greek Enlightenment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rigas Feraios has received more than 210,226 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Rigas Feraios is the 1,134th most popular writer (up from 1,207th in 2019), the 259th most popular biography from Greece (up from 272nd in 2019) and the 31st most popular Greek Writer.

Rigas Feraios was a Greek poet who wrote during the time of the Ottoman Empire. He was most famous for his poems that criticized the Ottoman Empire and called for an uprising to overthrow it.

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Among writers, Rigas Feraios ranks 1,134 out of 5,755Before him are Hrotsvitha, Lobsang Rampa, Ken Kesey, Eiji Yoshikawa, Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia, and Joachim du Bellay. After him are Polyaenus, Rex Stout, Yakub Kolas, Nikolai Leskov, Joseph Bédier, and Raymond Radiguet.

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Among people born in 1757, Rigas Feraios ranks 10Before him are Antonio Canova, Jacques Hébert, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, Pierre Augereau, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, and Ignaz Pleyel. After him are Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, George Vancouver, Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, Johann Matthäus Bechstein, Karl Leonhard Reinhold, and Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt. Among people deceased in 1798, Rigas Feraios ranks 5Before him are Giacomo Casanova, Luigi Galvani, Stanisław August Poniatowski, and Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen. After him are Christian Gottlob Neefe, George Vancouver, Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt, Heraclius II of Georgia, Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, Infanta María Amalia of Spain, and Edward Waring.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Rigas Feraios ranks 259 out of 936Before him are Christos Sartzetakis (1929), Eudemus of Rhodes (-370), Perdiccas I of Macedon (-700), Agis I (-957), Aristides of Athens (150), and Theramenes (-450). After him are Anaxandridas II (-565), Ugo Foscolo (1778), Erasistratus (-303), Alexander V of Macedon (-390), Cyril Lucaris (1572), and Machaon (null).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Rigas Feraios ranks 31Before him are Bacchylides (-490), Philostratus (170), Agathon (-448), Aristarchus of Samothrace (-217), Jean Moréas (1856), and Corinna (-501). After him are Ugo Foscolo (1778), Lycophron (-320), Naim Frashëri (1846), Cratinus (-500), Laonikos Chalkokondyles (1423), and Terpander (-712).