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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 Ancient 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 157,398 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Anacharsis is the 285th most popular philosopher (up from 337th in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 93rd 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 285 out of 1,081Before him are Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Priscus, Bruno Bauer, Panaetius, Rudolf Bultmann, and Arnaldus de Villa Nova. After him are A. S. Neill, Nicolai Hartmann, Félix Guattari, Roscellinus, Ramana Maharshi, and Adam of Bremen.

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Among people born in 700 BC, Anacharsis ranks 9Before him are Cyaxares, Arion, Psamtik I, Jeconiah, Tyrtaeus, and Amasis II. After him are Phalaris, Periander, Psamtik II, Necho I, Cylon of Athens, and Perdiccas I of Macedon. Among people deceased in 600 BC, Anacharsis ranks 11Before him are Belshazzar, Habakkuk, Astyages, Maya, Epimenides, and Theano. After him are Phalaris, Ibycus, Cleisthenes of Sicyon, Sushruta, Mimnermus, and Harpagus.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Anacharsis ranks 80 out of 1,083Before him are Volodymyr Zelensky (1978), Ivan Franko (1856), Georges Charpak (1924), Yaropolk I of Kiev (955), Karl Radek (1885), and Vladimir Ivashko (1932). After him are Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884), Sergey Bubka (1963), Edward Rydz-Śmigły (1886), Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880), Clarice Lispector (1920), and Nachman of Breslov (1772).


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), Mykhailo Drahomanov (1841), Yuriy Drohobych (1450), Hugo Kołłątaj (1750), Georges Florovsky (1893), and Ber Borochov (1881).