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Anacharsis (; Ancient Greek: Ἀνάχαρσις) was a Scythian philosopher; he travelled from his homeland on the northern shores of the Black Sea, to Athens, in the early 6th century BC, and made a great impression as a forthright and outspoken barbarian, that is, a non-Greek speaker. He very well could have been a forerunner of the Cynics, in part because of his strong, but playful, parrhesia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anacharsis has received more than 120,683 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Anacharsis is the 337th most popular philosopher (down from 320th in 2019), the 93rd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 90th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Philosopher.

Anacharsis was a Scythian philosopher who traveled to Greece and introduced many Greek customs and ideas to the Scythians.

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Among philosophers, Anacharsis ranks 337 out of 1,089Before him are Bruno Latour, Hermann Cohen, Crates of Thebes, Pietro Pomponazzi, Macrobius, and Peter Singer. After him are Haji Bektash Veli, Hwang Jini, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Moses Hess, and Juan Luis Vives.

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Among people born in 700 BC, Anacharsis ranks 12Before him are Cyaxares, Tyrtaeus, Amasis II, Periander, Phalaris, and Psamtik II. After him are Necho I, Cylon of Athens, Sinsharishkun, Harpagus, Phraortes, and Cypselus. Among people deceased in 600 BC, Anacharsis ranks 11Before him are Belshazzar, Astyages, Maya, Epimenides, Phalaris, and Theano. After him are Ibycus, Cleisthenes of Sicyon, Harpagus, Philip I of Macedon, Mimnermus, and Sushruta.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Anacharsis ranks 93 out of 913Before him are Marie Bashkirtseff (1858), Yaropolk I of Kiev (955), Vladimir Ivashko (1932), Reinhold Glière (1874), Ivan Franko (1856), and Jacob Frank (1726). After him are Alexander Archipenko (1887), Andriy Shevchenko (1976), Vsevolod I of Kiev (1030), Nestor the Chronicler (1056), Lev Shestov (1866), and Anatoliy Solovianenko (1932).


Among philosophers born in Ukraine, Anacharsis ranks 2Before him are Nikolai Berdyaev (1874). After him are Lev Shestov (1866), P. D. Ouspensky (1878), Bion of Borysthenes (-325), Alexius Meinong (1853), Theophan Prokopovich (1681), Hugo Kołłątaj (1750), Georges Florovsky (1893), and Ber Borochov (1881).