638 BC - 558 BC


Solon (Greek: Σόλων Sólōn [só.lɔːn]; c.  630 – c.  560 BC) was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker and poet. He is remembered particularly for his efforts to legislate against political, economic and moral decline in archaic Athens. His reforms failed in the short-term, yet he is often credited with having laid the foundations for Athenian democracy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Solon has received more than 1,143,983 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 354th most popular politician.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.08

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Solon ranks 351 out of 14,801Before him are Joachim Murat, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, Henry VII of England, Sigismund III Vasa, and Charles II of Spain. After him are John III Sobieski, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Emperor Meiji, Horemheb, Nerva, and Galerius.

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Among people born in 638 BC, Solon ranks 1 Among people deceased in 558 BC, Solon ranks 1

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Solon ranks 39 out of 698Before him are Cleisthenes (-565), Aristarchus of Samos (-311), Nurbanu Sultan (1525), Polybius (-208), Alcibiades (-450), and Olympias (-375). After him are Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), Xanthippe (-500), Praxiteles (-395), Theophrastus (-371), and Irene of Athens (752).


Among politicians born in Greece, Solon ranks 11Before him are Bayezid II (1447), Demosthenes (-384), Leonidas I (-540), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Cleisthenes (-565), and Alcibiades (-450). After him are Xanthippe (-500), Irene of Athens (752), Peleus (null), Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), Constantine II of Greece (1940), and Epaminondas (-418).

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