New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.



434 BC - 355 BC

Photo of Aristippus

Icon of person Aristippus

Aristippus of Cyrene (; Ancient Greek: Ἀρίστιππος ὁ Κυρηναῖος; c. 435 – c. 356 BCE) was a hedonistic Greek philosopher and the founder of the Cyrenaic school of philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aristippus has received more than 286,435 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Aristippus is the 107th most popular philosopher (up from 113th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Libya and the 2nd most popular Libyan Philosopher.

Aristippus is most famous for his hedonistic philosophy. He believed that the goal of life is to find pleasure and avoid pain.

Memorability Metrics

  • 290k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 73.51

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 52

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Aristippuses by language


Among philosophers, Aristippus ranks 107 out of 1,081Before him are Roland Barthes, Ibn Taymiyyah, Theophrastus, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Henri de Saint-Simon, and Jacques Derrida. After him are Joseph Priestley, Friedrich Fröbel, Philo, Eusebius, Pyrrho, and Meister Eckhart.

Most Popular Philosophers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 434 BC, Aristippus ranks 1 Among people deceased in 355 BC, Aristippus ranks 1After him is Eudoxus of Cnidus.

Others Born in 434 BC

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 355 BC

Go to all Rankings

In Libya

Among people born in Libya, Aristippus ranks 6 out of 64Before him are Eratosthenes (-276), Muammar Gaddafi (1942), Mark the Evangelist (10), Arius (256), and Septimius Severus (145). After him are Omar Mukhtar (1858), Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Pope Victor I (100), and Carneades (-214).


Among philosophers born in Libya, Aristippus ranks 2Before him are Arius (256). After him are Carneades (-214), Synesius (370), Theodorus the Atheist (-340), Hegesias of Cyrene (-400), Arete of Cyrene (-400), Anniceris (-400), and Lucius Annaeus Cornutus (10).