404 BC - 322 BC


Diogenes ( dy-OJ-in-eez; Ancient Greek: Διογένης, romanized: Diogénēs [di.oɡénɛ͜ɛs]), also known as Diogenes the Cynic (Διογένης ὁ Κυνικός, Diogénēs ho Kynikós), was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. He was born in Sinope, an Ionian colony on the Black Sea coast of modern day Turkey, in 412 or 404 BC and died at Corinth in 323 BC.Diogenes was a controversial figure. His father minted coins for a living, and Diogenes was banished from Sinope when he took to debasement of currency. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diogenes has received more than 2,689,075 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 36th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Diogenes ranks 34 out of 1,005Before him are Laozi, Averroes, Søren Kierkegaard, Martin Heidegger, David Hume, and Sun Tzu. After him are Democritus, Plutarch, Auguste Comte, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Thomas More, and Michel Foucault.

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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, Leonnatus, Hypereides, and Ariarathes I of Cappadocia.

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Among people born in Turkey, Diogenes ranks 15 out of 901Before him are Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Saint Nicholas (270), Ahmed I (1590), Murad IV (1612), Mimar Sinan (1490), and Murad III (1546). After him are Bayezid I (1354), Galen (129), Osman I (1254), Murad I (1326), Mehmed III (1566), and Abdul Hamid II (1842).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Diogenes ranks 3Before him are Heraclitus (-535) and Thales of Miletus (-623). After him are Nasreddin (1208), Anaximander (-610), Anaxagoras (-500), Epictetus (50), Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Xenophanes (-570), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Posidonius (-135), and Chrysippus (-281).

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