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Thespis (; Greek: Θέσπις; fl. 6th century BC) was an Ancient Greek poet. He was born in the ancient city of Icarius (present-day Dionysos, Greece). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thespis has received more than 443,981 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Thespis is the 269th most popular actor (down from 266th in 2019), the 135th most popular biography from Greece (down from 124th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Greek Actor.

Thespis is most famous for being the first person to act in a play.

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  • 440k

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  • 66.56

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Thespis ranks 269 out of 9,996Before him are Ernest Borgnine, Ralph Fiennes, Richard Chamberlain, Sam Neill, Angela Lansbury, and Warren Beatty. After him are Pierre Richard, Salman Khan, Liza Minnelli, Sylvia Kristel, Richard Widmark, and David Niven.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Thespis ranks 22Before him are Polycrates, Mardonius, Chilon of Sparta, Bias of Priene, Lucius Junius Brutus, and Hippias. After him are Theano, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, Cleomenes I, Mahapajapati Gotami, Ibycus, and Datis. Among people deceased in 560 BC, Thespis ranks 2Before him is Alcaeus of Mytilene. After him are Myia, Alyattes of Lydia, Dorieus, and Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Thespis ranks 135 out of 936Before him are Hippias (-600), Philip V of Macedon (-238), Ioannis Metaxas (1871), Cratylus (-500), Djemal Pasha (1872), and Tyrtaeus (-700). After him are Pope Eleutherius (171), Cleon (-450), Costa-Gavras (1933), Epimenides (-690), Parmenion (-400), and Callicrates (-470).

Among ACTORS In Greece

Among actors born in Greece, Thespis ranks 3Before him are Irene Papas (1929) and Melina Mercouri (1920). After him are Katina Paxinou (1900), John Aniston (1933), Ariane Labed (1984), and Haruna Ikezawa (1975).

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