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 89,563 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Yiannis Ritsos is the 114th most popular social activist (up from 129th in 2019), the 235th most popular biography from Greece (down from 45th 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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Among social activists, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 114 out of 544Before him are Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Vasil Levski, Louise Michel, Hans Scholl, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, and Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya. After him are Paul Schäfer, Léon Jouhaux, Emily Davison, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Georgy Gapon, and Wat Tyler.

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Among people born in 1909, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 38Before him are Leo Fender, Hélder Câmara, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Oldřich Nejedlý, Vicente Feola, and Matt Busby. After him are Virginia Apgar, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Norberto Bobbio, Edward Tatum, Hideo Sakai, and James Mason. Among people deceased in 1990, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 37Before him are Rex Harrison, Sergio Corbucci, Oldřich Nejedlý, Luigi Nono, Bruno Kreisky, and Taiichi Ohno. After him are Lawrence Durrell, Vasili Kuznetsov, Aaron Copland, Art Blakey, Ugo Tognazzi, and Princess Sophie of Hohenberg.

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Among people born in Greece, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 235 out of 855Before him are George Maniakes (998), Herodes Atticus (101), Alexandra of Yugoslavia (1921), Xanthippus (-590), Leotychidas (-540), and Timoleon (-411). After him are Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (1914), Anaxandridas II (-565), Stilpo (-359), Lycurgus of Athens (-390), Philostratus (170), and Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350).


Among social activists born in Greece, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 2Before him are Pheidippides (-600). After him are Campaspe (-400), Mentor of Rhodes (-380), and Isaeus (-420).