187 BC - 110 BC

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Clitomachus or Cleitomachus (Greek: Κλειτόμαχος, Kleitómakhos; 187/6–110/9 BC) was a Greek philosopher, originally from Carthage, who came to Athens in 163/2 BC and studied philosophy under Carneades. He became head of the Academy around 127/6 BC. He was an Academic skeptic like his master. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clitomachus has received more than 1,276 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Clitomachus is the 790th most popular philosopher (down from 756th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Tunisia and the 4th most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Clitomachus ranks 790 out of 1,081Before him are Domingo de Soto, Hakuin Ekaku, Donald Davidson, Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Michael J. Sandel, and Jean Starobinski. After him are Joseph Albo, Raymond Williams, Hayashi Razan, Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Yajnavalkya, and Rishabhanatha.

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Among people born in 187 BC, Clitomachus ranks 2Before him is Demetrius I Soter.  Among people deceased in 110 BC, Clitomachus ranks 4Before him are Apollodorus of Athens, Panaetius, and Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi. After him is Sima Tan.

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In Tunisia

Among people born in Tunisia, Clitomachus ranks 54 out of 179Before him are Albert Memmi (1920), Al-Mansur Billah (913), Hasdrubal the Boetharch (-200), Hannibal Mago (-471), Sabinianus (200), and Mohammed Gammoudi (1938). After him are Abdellatif Kechiche (1960), Bertrand Delanoë (1950), Sandra Milo (1933), Hannibal Gisco (-300), Abdelmajid Lakhal (1939), and Gisèle Halimi (1927).


Among philosophers born in Tunisia, Clitomachus ranks 4Before him are Tertullian (155), Macrobius (370), and Arnobius (255). After him are Pierre Lévy (1956).