330 BC - 232 BC

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Cleanthes (; Greek: Κλεάνθης; c. 330 BC – c. 230 BC), of Assos, was a Greek Stoic philosopher and boxer who was the successor to Zeno of Citium as the second head (scholarch) of the Stoic school in Athens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cleanthes has received more than 146,848 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Cleanthes is the 275th most popular philosopher (up from 279th in 2019), the 263rd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 260th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Turkish Philosopher.

Cleanthes is most famous for his Hymn to Zeus, which is a poem that he wrote in praise of Zeus.

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Among philosophers, Cleanthes ranks 275 out of 1,089Before him are Aristoxenus, Adam of Bremen, Ammonius Saccas, Carneades, G. E. Moore, and Sri Aurobindo. After him are François Fénelon, Johann Reuchlin, Rudolf Bultmann, Georges Sorel, Mazdak, and Huineng.

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Among people born in 330 BC, Cleanthes ranks 1After him are Euhemerus and Zenodotus. Among people deceased in 232 BC, Cleanthes ranks 3Before him are Ashoka and Han Fei.

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Among people born in Turkey, Cleanthes ranks 263 out of 1,128Before him are Mehmet Ali Ağca (1958), Herophilos (-335), Beyhan Sultan (1497), Basilios Bessarion (1403), Şah Sultan (1509), and Theophanes the Confessor (758). After him are Julius Martov (1873), Michael IV the Paphlagonian (1010), Astyanax (null), Tiberius III (700), Aratus (-315), and Thecla (100).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Cleanthes ranks 21Before him are Michael Psellos (1018), Arcesilaus (-315), Bias of Priene (-600), Xenocrates (-396), Priscus (410), and Gemistus Pletho (1355). After him are Alexander of Aphrodisias (200), Thrasymachus (-459), Heraclides Ponticus (-385), Strato of Lampsacus (-335), Gennadius Scholarius (1400), and Nicephorus Gregoras (1295).