Yiannis Ritsos

1909 - 1990

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Yiannis Ritsos (Greek: Γιάννης Ρίτσος; 1 May 1909 – 11 November 1990) was a Greek poet and communist and an active member of the Greek Resistance during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yiannis Ritsos has received more than 134,175 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Yiannis Ritsos is the 158th most popular social activist (up from 171st in 2019), the 288th most popular biography from Greece (up from 316th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Greek Social Activist.

Yiannis Ritsos is most famous for his poetry, which he wrote while imprisoned in Greece during World War II.

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Over the past year Yiannis Ritsos has had the most page views in the with 71,036 views, followed by English (15,695), and Italian (7,354). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Romanian (3,486.36%), Basque (148.41%), and Ido (70.63%)


Among social activists, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 158 out of 840Before him are Klaus Störtebeker, Dmitry Muratov, Jacques Roux, Gerda Christian, Sergey Nechayev, and Ales Bialiatski. After him are Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Rudi Dutschke, Alexander Pechersky, Mordechai Vanunu, Maria Spiridonova, and Frederick Douglass.

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Among people born in 1909, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 45Before him are Leo Fender, Alain Poher, Hélder Câmara, Vicente Feola, László Rajk, and Colonel Tom Parker. After him are Alexander Pechersky, Norberto Bobbio, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Rudolf Brandt, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, and Rollo May. Among people deceased in 1990, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 46Before him are Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Vasili Kuznetsov, Ugo Tognazzi, Capucine, Ivan Serov, and Reinaldo Arenas. After him are Angelo Schiavio, Alexander Pechersky, Art Blakey, Taiichi Ohno, Jill Ireland, and Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 288 out of 1,024Before him are Aristo of Chios (-300), Conon (-401), Antiochus XII Dionysus (-150), Nicholas Kabasilas (1322), Lais of Corinth (-400), and Julia Livilla (18). After him are Georgios Papandreou (1888), Leonnatus (-356), Chares of Lindos (-400), Perdiccas I of Macedon (-700), Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta (1904), and Ange Postecoglou (1965).


Among social activists born in Greece, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 2Before him are Pheidippides (-600). After him are Campaspe (-400), and Mentor of Rhodes (-380).