281 BC - 208 BC

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Chrysippus of Soli (; Greek: Χρύσιππος ὁ Σολεύς, Chrysippos ho Soleus; c. 279 – c. 206 BC) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chrysippus has received more than 1,630,609 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Chrysippus is the 161st most popular philosopher (up from 168th in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 133rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Philosopher.

Chrysippus is most famous for his work on Stoicism. He was a student of Zeno, the founder of Stoicism, and he wrote a number of books on the subject.

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Among philosophers, Chrysippus ranks 161 out of 1,267Before him are Carl Schmitt, Friedrich Schleiermacher, John Rawls, Ferdinand Tönnies, John Wycliffe, and Hippias. After him are Sextus Empiricus, Kabir, Han Fei, Jean Buridan, Jean Baudrillard, and Jiddu Krishnamurti.

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Among people born in 281 BC, Chrysippus ranks 1After him are King Zhuangxiang of Qin, and Sanghamitta. Among people deceased in 208 BC, Chrysippus ranks 2Before him is Li Si. After him are Marcus Claudius Marcellus, and Chen Sheng.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Chrysippus ranks 114 out of 1,347Before him are Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Zeno (425), Eudoxus of Cnidus (-408), Gregory of Nyssa (335), Abdullah Öcalan (1949), and Gordian I (159). After him are Basil II (958), Constantine V (718), Malhun Hatun (1350), Photios I of Constantinople (900), Kara Mustafa Pasha (1634), and Michael III (840).


Among philosophers born in Türkiye, Chrysippus ranks 12Before him are Epictetus (50), Xenophanes (-570), Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Leucippus (-500), and Anaximenes of Miletus (-585). After him are Proclus (412), Apollonius of Tyana (15), Bias of Priene (-600), Arcesilaus (-315), Xenocrates (-396), and Cleanthes (-330).