500 BC - 460 BC

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Sophron of Syracuse (Greek: Σώφρων ὁ Συρακούσιος, fl. 430 BC) was a writer of mimes.Sophron was the author of prose dialogues in the Doric dialect, containing both male and female characters, some serious, others humorous in style, and depicting scenes from the daily life of the Sicilian Greeks. Although in prose, they were regarded as poems; in any case they were not intended for stage representation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sophron has received more than 29,830 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Sophron is the 2,625th most popular writer (down from 2,411th in 2019), the 2,378th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,191st in 2019) and the 164th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Sophron ranks 2,625 out of 5,755Before him are Konstantin Mihailović, Armin T. Wegner, Bhanubhakta Acharya, Robert Penn Warren, Sylvain Maréchal, and Zhou Daguan. After him are Ibn Taghribirdi, Stefan Heym, Mikhail Artsybashev, Fritz Mauthner, Bekir Çoban-zade, and Banana Yoshimoto.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Sophron ranks 65Before him are Musaeus of Athens, Li Kui, Pausanias of Macedon, Metrodorus of Chios, Thrasybulus of Syracuse, and Praxilla. After him are Timon of Athens, Jason of Pherae, Stateira, Hecatomnus, Xanthus, and Ajita Kesakambali. Among people deceased in 460 BC, Sophron ranks 16Before him are Calamis, Apollodorus, Callimachus, Gylippus, Achaemenes, and Thrasybulus of Syracuse. After him are Pharnaces II of Phrygia and Ariobarzanes of Phrygia.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Sophron ranks 2,378 out of 4,668Before him are Adriana Asti (1931), Lazare Ponticelli (1897), Giovanni Morone (1509), Coppo di Marcovaldo (1225), John Italus (1025), and Tiridates III of Parthia (-50). After him are Pietro Aldobrandini (1571), Ignazio Danti (1536), Ercole Consalvi (1757), Richard Mollier (1863), Medardo Rosso (1858), and Duris of Samos (-340).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Sophron ranks 164Before him are Ada Negri (1870), Roberto Calasso (1941), Luigi Illica (1857), Alessandro Baricco (1958), Félix Fénéon (1861), and Michele Ruggieri (1543). After him are Duris of Samos (-340), Carlo Emilio Gadda (1893), Alda Merini (1931), Gasparo Contarini (1483), Giuseppe Giacosa (1847), and Marco Foscarini (1696).