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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 allegedly banished, or fled from, Sinope for debasement of currency. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diogenes has received more than 5,038,217 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 78 in 2019). Diogenes is the 35th most popular philosopher (down from 30th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 12th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Turkish 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 35 out of 1,081Before him are Heraclitus, Parmenides, Baruch Spinoza, Martin Heidegger, Anaximander, and Al-Ghazali. After him are Laozi, David Hume, Søren Kierkegaard, Protagoras, Thomas More, 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 Turkey, Diogenes ranks 17 out of 1,301Before him are Heraclitus (-535), Murad III (1546), Selim I (1470), Galen (129), Murad IV (1612), and Anaximander (-610). After him are Mehmed III (1566), Strabo (-64), Mustafa I (1591), Murad I (1326), Bayezid I (1354), and Hesiod (-800).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Diogenes ranks 4Before him are Thales of Miletus (-623), Heraclitus (-535), and Anaximander (-610). After him are Anaxagoras (-500), Epictetus (50), Xenophanes (-570), Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Anaximenes of Miletus (-585), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Chrysippus (-281), and Posidonius (-135).