Apollonius of Tyana

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Apollonius of Tyana (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλώνιος; Arabic: بلينس; Sanskrit: अपालुन्यः c. 15 – c. 100 AD) was a first-century Greek philosopher and religious leader from the town of Tyana, Cappadocia in Roman Anatolia, who spent his life travelling and teaching in the Middle East, North Africa and (allegedly) India. He is a central figure in Neopythagoreanism and was one of the most famous "miracle workers" of his day. His exceptional personality and his mystical way of life, which was regarded as exemplary, impressed his contemporaries and had a lasting cultural influence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Apollonius of Tyana has received more than 1,039,691 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Apollonius of Tyana is the 184th most popular philosopher (up from 200th in 2019), the 145th most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 180th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Philosopher.

Apollonius of Tyana is most famous for being a philosopher and miracle worker.

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Over the past year Apollonius of Tyana has had the most page views in the with 133,626 views, followed by Spanish (35,169), and French (23,879). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Azerbaijani (182.55%), Hungarian (87.41%), and Ukrainian (71.84%)


Among philosophers, Apollonius of Tyana ranks 184 out of 1,267Before him are Posidonius, Pierre Bayle, Paul Ricœur, José Ortega y Gasset, Julien Offray de La Mettrie, and Marquis de Condorcet. After him are Moses Mendelssohn, Bernard Bolzano, Ibn Tufail, Nicolas Malebranche, Jakob Böhme, and Emmanuel Levinas.

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Among people born in 15, Apollonius of Tyana ranks 4Before him are Jude the Apostle, Vitellius, and Agrippina the Younger. After him are Pomponius Mela, Lollia Paulina, Caratacus, and Publius Ostorius Scapula. Among people deceased in 100, Apollonius of Tyana ranks 18Before him are Caiaphas, Herodias, Simon of Cyrene, Zacchaeus, Dionysius the Areopagite, and Thecla. After him are Barabbas, Salome, Longinus, Saint Sarah, Anna the Prophetess, and Nicodemus.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Apollonius of Tyana ranks 145 out of 1,347Before him are Alaeddin Pasha (1250), Saint Nino (296), Al-Battani (858), Thecla (100), Nikephoros II Phokas (912), and Yunus Emre (1240). After him are Nabonidus (-555), John II Komnenos (1087), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Marcion of Sinope (85), Michael VII Doukas (1050), and Basil I (811).


Among philosophers born in Türkiye, Apollonius of Tyana ranks 14Before him are Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Leucippus (-500), Anaximenes of Miletus (-585), Chrysippus (-281), and Proclus (412). After him are Bias of Priene (-600), Arcesilaus (-315), Xenocrates (-396), Cleanthes (-330), Michael Psellos (1018), and Heraclides Ponticus (-385).