Alcmaeon of Croton

510 BC - 450 BC

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Alcmaeon of Croton (; Greek: Ἀλκμαίων ὁ Κροτωνιάτης, Alkmaiōn, gen.: Ἀλκμαίωνος; fl. 5th century BC) was an early Greek medical writer and philosopher-scientist. He has been described as one of the most eminent natural philosophers and medical theorists of antiquity and he has also been referred to as "a thinker of considerable originality and one of the greatest philosophers, naturalists, and neuroscientists of all time." His work in biology has been described as remarkable, and his originality made him likely a pioneer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alcmaeon of Croton has received more than 173,387 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Alcmaeon of Croton is the 274th most popular philosopher (down from 260th in 2019), the 737th most popular biography from Italy (down from 716th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Italian Philosopher.

Alcmaeon of Croton is most famous for his contributions to the medical field. He is credited with being the first person to describe a case of hemiplegia.

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Over the past year Alcmaeon of Croton has had the most page views in the with 23,539 views, followed by Spanish (17,664), and Russian (7,525). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Finnish (5,900.00%), Icelandic (90.07%), and Danish (73.44%)


Among philosophers, Alcmaeon of Croton ranks 274 out of 1,267Before him are Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, Panaetius, Epimenides, Jacques Maritain, and Heraclides Ponticus. After him are Antonio Negri, Pherecydes of Syros, Priscus, Sri Aurobindo, Euclid of Megara, and Celsus.

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Among people born in 510 BC, Alcmaeon of Croton ranks 2Before him is Cimon.  Among people deceased in 450 BC, Alcmaeon of Croton ranks 2Before him is Cimon. After him are Diagoras of Melos, Antiochus of Syracuse, and Pherecrates.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Alcmaeon of Croton ranks 737 out of 5,161Before him are Paolo Borsellino (1940), Alexius of Rome (400), Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat (1150), Guarino Guarini (1624), Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688), and Pope Eusebius (250). After him are Giovanni Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia (1474), Margherita of Savoy (1851), Antonio Negri (1933), Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485), Pope Leo VI (914), and Pope Vigilius (500).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Alcmaeon of Croton ranks 23Before him are Cesare Beccaria (1738), Benedetto Croce (1866), Julius Evola (1898), Marsilius of Padua (1275), Giorgio Agamben (1942), and Theano (-600). After him are Antonio Negri (1933), Giovanni Gentile (1875), Julius Caesar Scaliger (1484), Aristoxenus (-360), Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646), and Gaius Musonius Rufus (25).