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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 81,859 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Diogenes of Apollonia is the 205th most popular philosopher (down from 194th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Bulgaria (up from 15th in 2019) and the 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 205 out of 1,081Before him are Georgi Plekhanov, George Herbert Mead, Paulo Freire, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Apollonius of Tyana, and Gabriel Marcel. After him are Al-Ash'ari, Rudolf Carnap, Jean-François Lyotard, Moses Mendelssohn, Julia Kristeva, and Marsilius of Padua.

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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 9Before him are Leucippus, Ānanda, Polykleitos, Artemisia I of Caria, Hippasus, and Rāhula. After him are Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, Obadiah, Lars Porsena, Demaratus, and Polygnotus.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Diogenes of Apollonia ranks 14 out of 372Before him are Maximinus Thrax (173), Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Todor Zhivkov (1911), Phocas (547), Simeon I of Bulgaria (864), and Marcian (396). After him are Julia Kristeva (1941), Talaat Pasha (1874), Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937), Kubrat (605), Saint Naum (830), and Boris I of Bulgaria (828).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Bulgaria

Among philosophers born in Bulgaria, Diogenes of Apollonia ranks 1After him are Julia Kristeva (1941) and Peter Deunov (1864).