404 BC - 322 BC

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Diogenes ( dy-OJ-in-eez; Ancient Greek: Διογένης, romanized: Diogénēs [di.oɡénɛːs]), also known as Diogenes the Cynic (Διογένης ὁ Κυνικός, Diogénēs ho Kynikós) or Diogenes of Sinope, was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynicism. He was born in Sinope, an Ionian colony on the Black Sea coast of Anatolia, in 412 or 404 BC and died at Corinth in 323 BC. Diogenes was a controversial figure. He was banished, or he fled, from Sinope over debasement of currency. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diogenes has received more than 6,339,536 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Diogenes is the 31st most popular philosopher (up from 35th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 17th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Philosopher.

Diogenes was a philosopher who lived in the 4th century BC. He is most famous for his search for an honest man.

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Among philosophers, Diogenes ranks 31 out of 1,267Before him are Friedrich Engels, Averroes, Auguste Comte, Thomas Hobbes, Al-Ghazali, and Erasmus. After him are Parmenides, Baruch Spinoza, Anaximander, Al-Farabi, Martin Heidegger, and Maria Montessori.

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Among people born in 404 BC, Diogenes ranks 1 Among people deceased in 322 BC, Diogenes ranks 1After him are Demosthenes, Heraclides Ponticus, Hypereides, Leonnatus, Cleomenes of Naucratis, and Ariarathes I of Cappadocia.

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Among people born in Türkiye, Diogenes ranks 14 out of 1,347Before him are Saint George (280), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Ahmed I (1590), Galen (129), and Selim I (1470). After him are Murad III (1546), Anaximander (-610), Saint Barbara (300), Strabo (-64), Murad IV (1612), and Mehmed III (1566).


Among philosophers born in Türkiye, Diogenes ranks 3Before him are Heraclitus (-535), and Thales of Miletus (-623). After him are Anaximander (-610), Anaxagoras (-500), Epictetus (50), Xenophanes (-570), Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Leucippus (-500), Anaximenes of Miletus (-585), and Chrysippus (-281).