Solon

Solon Biography.com

Legal Professional, Poet(c. 640 BCE–c. 560 BCE)
Greek statesman and poet Solon is considered one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece. He created a code of laws that became the basis of Athenian democracy.

Synopsis

Solon was born circa 640 B.C.E. In 594 B.C.E, he was elected Chief Magistrate. In office, he developed a humane code of laws that formed the foundation of Athenian democracy and ended aristocratic government control. After his tenure, Solon spent a decade in voluntary exile, and wrote poetry that influenced Athenian learning. Solon lived to an advanced age and died circa 560 B.C.E.

Fact Check

We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us!