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Chilon of Sparta

600 BC - 520 BC

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Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chilon of Sparta has received more than 143,006 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Chilon of Sparta is the 217th most popular philosopher (up from 228th in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from Greece (down from 120th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Greek Philosopher.

Chilon of Sparta is most famous for being the tutor of King Leonidas.

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Among philosophers, Chilon of Sparta ranks 217 out of 1,081Before him are Marsilius of Padua, Hasan al-Basri, Proclus, Diotima of Mantinea, Ibn Tufail, and Joseph de Maistre. After him are Bias of Priene, Slavoj Žižek, Benedetto Croce, Miguel de Unamuno, Isaiah Berlin, and Baltasar Gracián.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Chilon of Sparta ranks 18Before him are Hippasus, Maya, Alexander I of Macedon, Yaśodharā, Polycrates, and Mardonius. After him are Bias of Priene, Lucius Junius Brutus, Hippias, Thespis, Theano, and Gaius Marcius Coriolanus. Among people deceased in 520 BC, Chilon of Sparta ranks 1After him are Pherecydes of Syros, Battus I of Cyrene, King Jing of Zhou, and King Dao of Zhou.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Chilon of Sparta ranks 127 out of 936Before him are Pope Hyginus (100), Perseus of Macedon (-212), Mardonius (-600), Gülnuş Sultan (1642), Phaedrus (-20), and Diotima of Mantinea (-450). After him are Ictinus (-500), Hippias (-600), Philip V of Macedon (-238), Ioannis Metaxas (1871), Cratylus (-500), and Djemal Pasha (1872).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Chilon of Sparta ranks 19Before him are Antisthenes (-445), Isocrates (-436), Clement of Alexandria (150), Hippias (-443), Melissus of Samos (-470), and Diotima of Mantinea (-450). After him are Cratylus (-500), Epimenides (-690), Apollodorus of Athens (-180), Prodicus (-460), Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), and Pherecydes of Syros (-580).