- NAME: Solon
- OCCUPATION: Legal Professional, Political Leader, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: c. 640 BCE
- DEATH DATE: c. 560 BCE
Best Known For
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.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
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.
© 2014 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
profile name: Solon profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.