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Apollonius of Tyana

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Apollonius of Tyana (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ Τυανεύς; c. 3 BC – c. 97 AD) was a Greek Neopythagorean philosopher from the town of Tyana in the Roman province of Cappadocia in Anatolia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Apollonius of Tyana has received more than 875,530 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Apollonius of Tyana is the 203rd most popular philosopher (down from 198th in 2019), the 180th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 173rd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Turkish Philosopher.

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

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Among philosophers, Apollonius of Tyana ranks 203 out of 1,081Before him are Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Marquis de Condorcet, Georgi Plekhanov, George Herbert Mead, Paulo Freire, and Étienne Bonnot de Condillac. After him are Gabriel Marcel, Diogenes of Apollonia, Al-Ash'ari, Rudolf Carnap, Jean-François Lyotard, and Moses Mendelssohn.

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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 20Before him are Longinus, Barabbas, Dionysius the Areopagite, Herodias, Thecla, and Salome. After him are Simon of Cyrene, Saint Sarah, Anna the Prophetess, Ananias of Damascus, Nicodemus, and Herod Agrippa II.

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Among people born in Turkey, Apollonius of Tyana ranks 180 out of 1,301Before him are Constantine X Doukas (1006), Michael II (770), Malhun Hatun (1350), Parascheva of the Balkans (1000), Maurice (539), and Ammianus Marcellinus (330). After him are Pope John V (635), Stateira II (-346), Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca (1853), Dragut (1485), Briseis (null), and Pope Sabinian (530).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Apollonius of Tyana ranks 13Before him are Xenophanes (-570), Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Anaximenes of Miletus (-585), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Chrysippus (-281), and Posidonius (-135). After him are Proclus (412), Bias of Priene (-600), Michael Psellos (1018), Arcesilaus (-315), Xenocrates (-396), and Alexander of Aphrodisias (200).