Diogenes of Babylon

240 BC - 150 BC

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Diogenes of Babylon (also known as Diogenes of Seleucia; Greek: Διογένης Βαβυλώνιος; Latin: Diogenes Babylonius; c. 230 – c. 150/140 BC) was a Stoic philosopher. He was the head of the Stoic school in Athens, and he was one of three philosophers sent to Rome in 155 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diogenes of Babylon has received more than 85,850 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Diogenes of Babylon is the 540th most popular philosopher (up from 556th in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from Iraq (up from 135th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Iraqi Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Diogenes of Babylon ranks 540 out of 1,089Before him are Ibn al-Rawandi, Gorakhnath, Louis Couturat, Diogenes of Oenoanda, Hegesias of Cyrene, and Saul Kripke. After him are Manuel Chrysoloras, Dicaearchus, Metrodorus of Lampsacus, Anaxarchus, Hu Shih, and Bernardino Telesio.

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Among people born in 240 BC, Diogenes of Babylon ranks 1After him are Lucius Valerius Flaccus and Diocles. Among people deceased in 150 BC, Diogenes of Babylon ranks 3Before him are Patanjali and Demetrius I Soter. After him is Seleucus of Seleucia.

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Among people born in Iraq, Diogenes of Babylon ranks 132 out of 300Before him are Surena (-84), Al-Muti (914), Rimush (null), Mahmud Shevket Pasha (1856), Al-Mustansir (1192), and Phraates II (-200). After him are Shamash-shum-ukin (-650), Ibbi-Sin (-2050), Al-Mustazhir (1078), Al-Mustansir (1300), Ishbi-Erra (-2100), and Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf (1940).

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Among philosophers born in Iraq, Diogenes of Babylon ranks 6Before him are Al-Kindi (801), Al-Ash'ari (873), Al-Jahiz (775), Hunayn ibn Ishaq (809), and Abu Yusuf (731). After him are Abu'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī (1080).