Diogenes of Apollonia

460 BC - 500 BC

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Diogenes of Apollonia ( dy-OJ-in-eez; Ancient Greek: Διογένης ὁ Ἀπολλωνιάτης, romanized: Diogénēs ho Apollōniátēs; fl. 5th century BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, and was a native of the Milesian colony Apollonia in Thrace. He lived for some time in Athens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diogenes of Apollonia has received more than 101,683 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Diogenes of Apollonia is the 215th most popular philosopher (down from 202nd in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Bulgaria and the 2nd most popular Bulgarian Philosopher.

Diogenes of Apollonia was a Greek mathematician and inventor who is most famous for inventing the astrolabe, an astronomical instrument that could be used to measure the angles of the sun, moon, and stars.

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Among philosophers, Diogenes of Apollonia ranks 215 out of 1,267Before him are Julia Kristeva, Gabriel Marcel, Joseph de Maistre, Gaston Bachelard, Rudolf Carnap, and Benedetto Croce. After him are Miguel de Unamuno, Imre Lakatos, George Herbert Mead, Julius Evola, Josef Breuer, and Cratylus.

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Among people born in 460 BC, Diogenes of Apollonia ranks 4Before him are Hippocrates, Democritus, and Thucydides. After him are Critias, Prodicus, and Verginia. Among people deceased in 500 BC, Diogenes of Apollonia ranks 8Before him are Myron, Ānanda, Leucippus, Polykleitos, Hippasus, and Artemisia I of Caria. After him are Rāhula, Obadiah, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, Demaratus, and Lars Porsena.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Diogenes of Apollonia ranks 14 out of 415Before him are Todor Zhivkov (1911), Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Marcian (396), Maximinus Thrax (173), Simeon I of Bulgaria (864), and Julia Kristeva (1941). After him are Tiberius II Constantine (520), Talaat Pasha (1874), Boris I of Bulgaria (828), Kubrat (605), Saint Naum (830), and Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Bulgaria

Among philosophers born in Bulgaria, Diogenes of Apollonia ranks 2Before him are Julia Kristeva (1941). After him are Peter Deunov (1864).