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Stesichorus (; Greek: Στησίχορος, Stēsichoros; c. 630 – 555 BC) was a Greek lyric poet native of today's Calabria (Southern Italy). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stesichorus has received more than 191,918 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Stesichorus is the 821st most popular writer (up from 902nd in 2019), the 975th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,020th in 2019) and the 69th most popular Italian Writer.

Stesichorus is most famous for his epic poem, "The Palinode," which is about the Trojan War.

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Among writers, Stesichorus ranks 821 out of 5,755Before him are Hans Fallada, Emilio Salgari, Heliodorus of Emesa, Milorad Pavić, Jean Anouilh, and Philip Pullman. After him are Zhang Sanfeng, V. S. Naipaul, Aelius Donatus, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria, and Bhāsa.

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Among people born in 630 BC, Stesichorus ranks 4Before him are Nebuchadnezzar II, Sappho, and Jehoahaz of Judah. After him is Amytis of Media. Among people deceased in 555 BC, Stesichorus ranks 1

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Stesichorus ranks 975 out of 4,668Before him are Raimondo Montecuccoli (1609), Ildibad (450), Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548), Emilio Salgari (1862), Filippo Inzaghi (1973), and Sebastiano Serlio (1475). After him are Justa Grata Honoria (417), Girolamo Fracastoro (1476), Alfonso IV of Aragon (1299), Benedetto Marcello (1686), Pietro Pomponazzi (1462), and Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia (1751).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Stesichorus ranks 69Before him are Venantius Fortunatus (530), Cesare Pavese (1908), Italo Svevo (1861), Arrigo Boito (1842), Theognis of Megara (-570), and Emilio Salgari (1862). After him are Antonio Tabucchi (1943), Valerius Maximus (-100), Ibycus (-600), Gerard of Cremona (1114), Gaius Lucilius (-180), and Rustichello da Pisa (1290).