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), 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 Anatolia (Asia Minor) in 412 or 404 BC and died at Corinth in 323 BC.Diogenes was a controversial figure. He was the son of a mintmaster and was banished from Sinope for debasement of currency. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diogenes has received more than 3,992,986 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.

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Among philosophers, Diogenes ranks 30 out of 1,089Before 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.

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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 12 out of 1,128Before 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 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).