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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 178,253 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Cleanthes is the 302nd most popular philosopher (down from 275th in 2019), the 286th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 263rd 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 302 out of 1,081Before him are Jerome of Prague, Rudolf Otto, Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, Aristoxenus, John Searle, and Alfred Tarski. After him are Johann Reuchlin, Miskawayh, Abraham ibn Ezra, Anne Sullivan, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, and Asanga.

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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 286 out of 1,301Before him are Elia Kazan (1909), Cevdet Sunay (1899), Calouste Gulbenkian (1869), Michael IV the Paphlagonian (1010), Polyxena (null), and Raziye Sultan (null). After him are Tribonian (475), Philemon (100), Midhat Pasha (1822), Theodore II Laskaris (1221), Fatih Terim (1953), and Necmettin Erbakan (1926).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Cleanthes ranks 21Before him are Bias of Priene (-600), Michael Psellos (1018), Arcesilaus (-315), Xenocrates (-396), Alexander of Aphrodisias (200), and Priscus (410). After him are Thrasymachus (-459), Heraclides Ponticus (-385), Gemistus Pletho (1355), Strato of Lampsacus (-335), Gennadius Scholarius (1400), and Eubulides (-500).