Crates of Thebes

365 BC - 285 BC

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Crates (Greek: Κράτης ὁ Θηβαῖος; c. 365 – c. 285 BC) of Thebes was a Cynic philosopher and the husband of Hipparchia of Maroneia who lived in the same manner as him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Crates of Thebes has received more than 126,582 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Crates of Thebes is the 333rd most popular philosopher (up from 342nd in 2019), the 194th most popular biography from Greece (down from 193rd in 2019) and the 30th most popular Greek Philosopher.

Crates of Thebes is most famous for being the birthplace of Oedipus.

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Among philosophers, Crates of Thebes ranks 333 out of 1,089. Before him are Heraclides Ponticus, Asanga, Jacques Rancière, Henri Lefebvre, Bruno Latour, and Hermann Cohen. After him are Pietro Pomponazzi, Macrobius, Peter Singer, Anacharsis, Haji Bektash Veli, and Hwang Jini.

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Among people born in 365 BC, Crates of Thebes ranks 2Before him is Pyrrho. After him is Pharnabazus III. Among people deceased in 285 BC, Crates of Thebes ranks 1After him is Marcus Valerius Corvus.

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Among people born in Greece, Crates of Thebes ranks 194 out of 855. Before him are Corinna (-501), Karolos Papoulias (1929), Theopompus (-400), Thaïs (-400), Leochares (-400), and Telamon (null). After him are Archidamus II (-450), Agis IV (-265), Cecrops I (null), Pelopidas (-450), Prince George of Greece and Denmark (1869), and Nearchus (-356).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Crates of Thebes ranks 30Before him are Prodicus (-460), Panaetius (-185), Pherecydes of Syros (-580), Aenesidemus (-80), Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), and Euclid of Megara (-435). After him are Timon of Phlius (-320), Cleobulus (-590), Stilpo (-359), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), Phaedo of Elis (-401), and Plutarch of Athens (350).