PHILOSOPHER

Diogenes

404 BC - 322 BC

Photo of Diogenes

Icon of person Diogenes

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 3,078,472 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Diogenes is the 30th most popular philosopher (up from 34th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 15th in 2019) and the 3rd 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 86.10

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 78

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Diogenes by language


Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Diogenes ranks 30 out of 1,089. Before him are Erasmus, Thales of Miletus, Seneca the Younger, Friedrich Engels, Averroes, and Democritus. After him are David Hume, Laozi, Martin Heidegger, Søren Kierkegaard, Auguste Comte, and Sun Tzu.

Most Popular Philosophers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings

Contemporaries

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.

Others Born in 404 BC

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 322 BC

Go to all Rankings

In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Diogenes ranks 12 out of 1,128. Before him are Heraclitus (-535), Thales of Miletus (-623), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Osman I (1254), and Selim I (1470). After him are Ahmed I (1590), Saint Nicholas (270), Murad IV (1612), Galen (129), Murad III (1546), and Mimar Sinan (1490).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Turkey

Among philosophers born in Turkey, 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), Chrysippus (-281), Posidonius (-135), and Anaximenes of Miletus (-585).