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Aristoxenus of Tarentum (Greek: Ἀριστόξενος ὁ Ταραντῖνος; born c. 375, fl. 335 BC) was a Greek Peripatetic philosopher, and a pupil of Aristotle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aristoxenus has received more than 120,952 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Aristoxenus is the 269th most popular philosopher (down from 260th in 2019), the 711th most popular biography from Italy (down from 640th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Italian Philosopher.

Aristoxenus was most famous for his music theory, which was a major contribution to the field. He also wrote a book on the history of Greek music, which was the first of its kind.

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Among philosophers, Aristoxenus ranks 269 out of 1,089Before him are Shen Kuo, Priscus, Alain Badiou, Gemistus Pletho, Vladimir Solovyov, and Hugh of Saint Victor. After him are Adam of Bremen, Ammonius Saccas, Carneades, G. E. Moore, Sri Aurobindo, and Cleanthes.

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Among people born in 360 BC, Aristoxenus ranks 1After him are Callisthenes, Arses of Persia, Autolycus of Pitane, and Onesicritus. Among people deceased in 300 BC, Aristoxenus ranks 3Before him are Lysippos and Diotima of Mantinea. After him are Berossus, Nearchus, Hipparchia of Maroneia, Eudemus of Rhodes, Menaechmus, Hegesias of Cyrene, Gaius Duilius, Eurydice of Egypt, and Callippus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Aristoxenus ranks 711 out of 4,088Before him are Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769), Andrea Pisano (1290), Jacobus da Varagine (1228), Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562), Andrea Pozzo (1642), and Pope Stephen VIII (900). After him are Vannozza dei Cattanei (1442), Fausto Coppi (1919), Pope Donus (610), Andrea del Castagno (1420), Pope Stephen VI (850), and Vittorio Monti (1868).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Aristoxenus ranks 22Before him are Cesare Beccaria (1738), Giorgio Agamben (1942), Benedetto Croce (1866), Hippasus (-600), Julius Evola (1898), and Marsilius of Padua (1275). After him are Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Giovanni Gentile (1875), Theano (-600), Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646), Pietro Pomponazzi (1462), and Antonio Negri (1933).