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Anaximander (; Greek: Ἀναξίμανδρος Anaximandros; c. 610 – c. 546 BC) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who lived in Miletus, a city of Ionia (in modern-day Turkey). He belonged to the Milesian school and learned the teachings of his master Thales. He succeeded Thales and became the second master of that school where he counted Anaximenes and, arguably, Pythagoras amongst his pupils.Little of his life and work is known today. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anaximander has received more than 1,805,240 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Anaximander is the 33rd most popular philosopher (up from 58th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 35th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Turkish Philosopher.

Anaximander is most famous for being the first person to propose that the earth was round.

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Among philosophers, Anaximander ranks 33 out of 1,081Before him are Friedrich Engels, Averroes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Baruch Spinoza, and Martin Heidegger. After him are Al-Ghazali, Diogenes, Laozi, David Hume, Søren Kierkegaard, and Protagoras.

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Among people born in 610 BC, Anaximander ranks 1 Among people deceased in 546 BC, Anaximander ranks 2Before him is Thales of Miletus. After him is Croesus.

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Among people born in Turkey, Anaximander ranks 16 out of 1,301Before him are Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Heraclitus (-535), Murad III (1546), Selim I (1470), Galen (129), and Murad IV (1612). After him are Diogenes (-404), Mehmed III (1566), Strabo (-64), Mustafa I (1591), Murad I (1326), and Bayezid I (1354).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Anaximander ranks 3Before him are Thales of Miletus (-623) and Heraclitus (-535). After him are Diogenes (-404), Anaxagoras (-500), Epictetus (50), Xenophanes (-570), Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Anaximenes of Miletus (-585), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Chrysippus (-281), and Posidonius (-135).