434 BC - 355 BC

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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 233,554 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Aristippus is the 113th most popular philosopher (up from 115th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Libya (down from 5th in 2019) 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.

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Among philosophers, Aristippus ranks 113 out of 1,089Before him are Bonaventure, Tommaso Campanella, Eusebius, Pyrrho, George Gurdjieff, and Antisthenes. After him are Zhu Xi, John Rawls, Emil Cioran, Ibn Arabi, Mozi, and Charles Fourier.

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

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Among people born in Libya, Aristippus ranks 6 out of 59Before him are Eratosthenes (-276), Muammar Gaddafi (1942), Septimius Severus (145), Arius (256), and Mark the Evangelist (10). After him are Simon of Cyrene (-100), Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), Omar Mukhtar (1858), Khalifa Haftar (1943), and Pope Victor I (100).


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