630 BC - 570 BC


Sappho (; Aeolic Greek Ψάπφω Psáp-phō; c. 630 – c. 570 BC) was an Archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sappho has received more than 2,089,516 page views. Her biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 60th most popular writer.

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  • 2.1M

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  • 79.44

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 99

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.63

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS, Sappho ranks 60 out of 4,883Before her are Giacomo Casanova, Jane Austen, Charles Baudelaire, Lord Byron, Matsuo Bashō, and Friedrich Schiller. After her are Umberto Eco, Gabriel García Márquez, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, and Marquis de Sade.

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Among people born in 630 BC, Sappho ranks 2Before her is Nebuchadnezzar II. After her are Jehoahaz of Judah and Stesichorus. Among people deceased in 570 BC, Sappho ranks 1After her is Pittacus of Mytilene.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Sappho ranks 19 out of 698Before her are Aeschylus (-525), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Aristophanes (-448), Democritus (-460), Plutarch (46), and Thucydides (-460). After her are Kösem Sultan (1590), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921), Phidias (-490), Themistocles (-524), Xenophon (-430), and Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478).