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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 Greek Cynic philosopher, the principal pupil of Diogenes of Sinope 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 219,803 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Crates of Thebes is the 331st most popular philosopher (up from 333rd in 2019), the 192nd most popular biography from Greece (up from 194th 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 331 out of 1,081Before him are Alexandre Koyré, David Strauss, Moritz Schlick, Henri Lefebvre, Mazdak, and Ramanuja. After him are Timon of Phlius, Otto Neurath, Peter Singer, Bruno Latour, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, and Hwang Jini.

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Among people born in 365 BC, Crates of Thebes ranks 2Before him is Pyrrho. After him are Philotas and 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 192 out of 936Before him are Aenesidemus (-80), Exekias (-501), Athenagoras of Athens (133), Aelia Eudocia (401), Cecrops I (null), and Agathias (536). After him are Timon of Phlius (-320), Telamon (null), Nearchus (-356), Nabis (-300), Theophano (941), and Gotse Delchev (1872).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Crates of Thebes ranks 30Before him are Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), Pherecydes of Syros (-580), Panaetius (-185), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), Speusippus (-407), and Aenesidemus (-80). After him are Timon of Phlius (-320), Euclid of Megara (-435), Archelaus (-500), Cleobulus (-590), Eudemus of Rhodes (-370), and Phaedo of Elis (-401).