Bion of Borysthenes

325 BC - 246 BC

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Bion of Borysthenes (Greek: Βίων Βορυσθενίτης, gen.: Βίωνος; c. 325 – c. 250 BC) was a Greek philosopher. After being sold into slavery, and then released, he moved to Athens, where he studied in almost every school of philosophy. It is, however, for his Cynic-style diatribes that he is chiefly remembered. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bion of Borysthenes has received more than 38,963 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Bion of Borysthenes is the 525th most popular philosopher (down from 464th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 269th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Ukrainian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Bion of Borysthenes ranks 525 out of 1,089Before him are Mary Parker Follett, Buddhaghosa, Yang Zhu, Ravidas, Paul Virilio, and Johann Bernhard Basedow. After him are Ahmad Sirhindi, Jean Vanier, Martha Nussbaum, Cristoforo Landino, Vilém Flusser, and John Austin.

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Among people born in 325 BC, Bion of Borysthenes ranks 2Before him is King Zhaoxiang of Qin. After him are Gongsun Long and Hermarchus. Among people deceased in 246 BC, Bion of Borysthenes ranks 4Before him are Ptolemy II Philadelphus, Antiochus II Theos, and Marcus Atilius Regulus. After him is Berenice.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Bion of Borysthenes ranks 176 out of 913Before him are Pavel Axelrod (1850), Leonid Kogan (1924), Stanisław Żółkiewski (1547), Cyril Genik (1857), Tamara Press (1937), and Bruno Schulz (1892). After him are Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (1819), Stephen Timoshenko (1878), Yaropolk II of Kiev (1082), Sergei Winogradsky (1856), Stanislaw Ulam (1909), and Yevgeny Khaldei (1917).


Among philosophers born in Ukraine, Bion of Borysthenes ranks 5Before him are Nikolai Berdyaev (1874), Anacharsis (-700), Lev Shestov (1866), and P. D. Ouspensky (1878). After him are Alexius Meinong (1853), Theophan Prokopovich (1681), Hugo Kołłątaj (1750), Georges Florovsky (1893), and Ber Borochov (1881).