Georgian authors named among the world’s greatest poets on ranker.com
28 March, 2018
Georgian authors named among the world’s greatest poets on ranker.com
Who is the greatest poet of all time? Famous American website ranker. com is conducting the survey to reveal it. Internet users can vote online for their favorite poets from the list presented on the website.

“Who are the best poets of all time? It includes poets such as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, William Shakespeare, and Sylvia Plath. Poetry has captivated readers for thousands of years. Regardless of the time period during which they wrote, the great poets on this
list have used their talents and ways with language to connect with readers of all ages,” reads the official website of ranker.com.

It is noteworthy that in a few days after starting the survey, Georgian poets were already in leading positions.
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Georgian poets occupied leading positions on the list. Photo: ranker. com

Georgian poets Shota Rustaveli, Vazha Pshavela, Nikoloz Baratashvili, Galaktion Tabidze and Ana Kalandadze occupied the leading positions on the list offered by famous website ranker.com.

Medieval Georgian poet and the author of the epic poem The Knight in the Panther's Skin, Shota Rustaveli, was on the first position by 5 156 votes. Rustaveli was followed by Vazha Pshavela (born Luka Razikashvili), noted Georgian patriot and cosmopolitan, author of the highest calibre in the field of Georgian literature.

Third place was occupied by renowned Georgian poet Nikoloz Baratashvili (2 435 votes), while “the king of Georgian poets,” Galaktion Tabidze was on the fourth position.

Renowned English poet, playwright and actor William Shakespeare was on the 5th position, while Georgian poet Ana Kalandadze occupied 6th position. Georgian female poet was followed by the greatest poets such as Dante Alighieri, Homer, Goethe and Edgar Allan Poe.
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Currently, William Shakespeare, Homer and Dante Alighieri share the first three positions

Currently, William Shakespeare (2,882 votes), Homer (2,865 votes) and Dante Alighieri (2,873 votes) share the first three positions.

As for the Georgian poets, at this stage Shota Rustaveli occupies 73rd position by 1479 votes, Ana Kalandadze – 38th position by 2,922 votes.
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Shota Rustaveli was a medieval Georgian poet

Shota Rustaveli, mononymously known simply as Rustaveli, was a medieval Georgian poet. He is considered to be the preeminent poet of the Georgian Golden Age and one of the greatest contributors to Georgian literature. Rustaveli is the author of The Knight in the Panther's Skin, which is considered to be a Georgian national epic poem.
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Renowned Georgian poet Vazha Pshavela together with his family

Vazha Pshavela, simply referred to as Vazha, was a notable Georgian poet. Vazha-Pshavela is the author of many world-class literary works – 36 epics, poems ("Aluda Ketelauri", "Bakhtrioni", "Gogotur and Apshina", "Host and Guest", "Snake eater", "Eteri", "Mindia", etc.), plays, and stories, as well as literary criticism, journalism and scholarly articles of ethnographic interest. Even though Vazha-Pshavela told local stories, the writer touched upon global issues while his writings are full of humanism and convey philosophic ideas.
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Nikoloz Baratashvili, one of the first Georgians to combine modern nationalism with European Romanticism

Nikoloz Baratashvili was one of the first Georgians to combine modern nationalism with European Romanticism and to introduce "Europeanism" into Georgian literature. Due to his early death, Baratashvili left a relatively small literary heritage of fewer than forty short lyrics, one extended poem, and a few private letters, but he is nevertheless considered to be the high point of Georgian Romanticism. He was referred to as the "Georgian Byron".
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Galaktion Tabidze, simply referred to as Galaktioni

Galaktion Tabidze, simply referred to as Galaktioni (November 17, 1892 – March 17, 1959), was a leading Georgian poet of the twentieth century whose writings profoundly influenced all subsequent generations of Georgian poets. His most famous poetries include The Moon over Mtatsminda, Without Love, Azure Horses and The Wind Blows.
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Ana Kalandadze, one of the most influential female figures in modern Georgian literature

Ana Kalandadze was a Georgian poet and one of the most influential female figures in modern Georgian literature. Many of Kalandadze’s poems on patriotic and romantic themes have been made into popular songs. One of the most popular poetries written by Ana Kalandadze is Sakartvelo, Lamazo (Georgia, beautiful!), which was also transferred into patriotic song.

She was also a prolific translator of Russian and European poetry.

Ranker claims to be one of the largest databases of opinions with more than 250 million votes gathered on over one million items. Ranker has hundreds of thousands of lists of opinions. These lists have been used as sources in many pop-culture publications. Ranker is designed to collect individual user votes and track them across various lists.

In December 2016, Ranker launched its "Ranker Insights" service, which provides users with information Ranker collected.

As of May 2017, Ranker Insights claimed to have over 40 million unique correlations.

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