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Sappho

630 BC - 570 BC

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Sappho (; Greek: Σαπφώ Sapphō [sap.pʰɔ̌ː]; Aeolic Greek Ψάπφω Psápphō; c. 630 – c. 570 BCE) 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 2,733,510 page views. Her biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 99 in 2019). Sappho is the 60th most popular writer (down from 59th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Greece (down from 19th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Greek Writer.

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  • 84.53

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  • 104

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Sappho ranks 60 out of 5,794. Before her are Euripides, Bertolt Brecht, Jane Austen, Nikolai Gogol, Gustave Flaubert, and Stefan Zweig. After her are Maxim Gorky, Umberto Eco, Lord Byron, Aeschylus, Arthur Rimbaud, and Matsuo Bashō.

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Contemporaries

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 22 out of 855. Before her are Aristophanes (-448), Plutarch (46), Euripides (-480), Kösem Sultan (1590), Phidias (-490), and Thucydides (-460). After her are Aeschylus (-525), Protagoras (-486), Themistocles (-524), Demosthenes (-384), Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478), and Leonidas I (-540).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Sappho ranks 4Before her are Sophocles (-497), Aristophanes (-448), and Euripides (-480). After her are Aeschylus (-525), Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Archilochus (-680), and Phaedrus (-20).