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Sophocles

497 BC - 406 BC

Sophocles

Sophocles (; Greek: Σοφοκλῆς Sophoklēs, pronounced [so.pʰo.klɛ̂ːs]; c. 497/6 – winter 406/5 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than or contemporary with those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sophocles has received more than 1,748,414 page views. His biography is available in 128 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 20th most popular writer.

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  • 83.99

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  • 128

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among WRITERS, Sophocles ranks 20 out of 4,883Before him are Edgar Allan Poe, Virgil, Jules Verne, Jean-Paul Sartre, Anton Chekhov, and Honoré de Balzac. After him are Aesop, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Ernest Hemingway, Ovid, Albert Camus, and Petrarch.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 497 BC, Sophocles ranks 1 Among people deceased in 406 BC, Sophocles ranks 1After him are Euripides and Callicratidas.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Sophocles ranks 9 out of 698Before him are Aristotle (-384), Socrates (-470), Pythagoras (-570), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), and Epicurus (-341). After him are Spartacus (-109), Pericles (-494), El Greco (1541), Aeschylus (-525), Philip II of Macedon (-382), and Aristophanes (-448).