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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 128,424 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Yiannis Ritsos is the 167th most popular social activist (down from 114th in 2019), the 317th most popular biography from Greece (down from 235th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 167 out of 538Before him are Jan Karski, Unity Mitford, Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov, Maria Spiridonova, Dmitry Muratov, and Campaspe. After him are Gaius Julius Civilis, Al-Mu'tazz, Soh Jaipil, Fred Phelps, Kang Pan-sok, and Mordechai Vanunu.

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Among people born in 1909, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 60Before him are Alain Poher, Otto Kumm, Albert R. Broccoli, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Nikolay Bogolyubov, and Edward Tatum. After him are Clement Greenberg, Marguerite Perey, Nathan Rosen, Lennart Bernadotte, Porfirio Rubirosa, and Aenne Burda. Among people deceased in 1990, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 51Before him are Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Art Blakey, Ugo Tognazzi, Alexander Pechersky, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and Reinaldo Arenas. After him are Stevie Ray Vaughan, Philippe Soupault, Sammy Davis Jr., John Stewart Bell, Viktor Tsoi, and Volodymyr Shcherbytsky.

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Among people born in Greece, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 317 out of 936Before him are Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta (1904), Paeonius (-500), Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus (-200), Campaspe (-400), Cynisca (-430), and Paul of Aegina (625). After him are Demosthenes (-412), Konstantin Dejanović (1355), Antilochus (null), Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger (1062), Ageladas (-600), and Dinocrates (-400).


Among social activists born in Greece, Yiannis Ritsos ranks 3Before him are Pheidippides (-600) and Campaspe (-400). After him are Isaeus (-420) and Mentor of Rhodes (-380).