Diogenes of Oenoanda

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Diogenes of Oenoanda (Greek: Διογένης ὁ Οἰνοανδεύς) was an Epicurean Greek from the 2nd century AD who carved a summary of the philosophy of Epicurus onto a portico wall in the ancient Greek city of Oenoanda in Lycia (modern day southwest Turkey). The surviving fragments of the wall, originally extended about 80 meters, form an important source of Epicurean philosophy. The inscription, written in Greek, sets out Epicurus' teachings on physics, epistemology, and ethics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diogenes of Oenoanda has received more than 39,623 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Diogenes of Oenoanda is the 537th most popular philosopher (down from 511th in 2019), the 490th most popular biography from Turkey and the 33rd most popular Turkish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Diogenes of Oenoanda ranks 537 out of 1,089Before him are John Austin, Henry Corbin, Luis de Molina, Ibn al-Rawandi, Gorakhnath, and Louis Couturat. After him are Hegesias of Cyrene, Saul Kripke, Diogenes of Babylon, Manuel Chrysoloras, Dicaearchus, and Metrodorus of Lampsacus.

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Among people born in 200, Diogenes of Oenoanda ranks 29Before him are Paul of Samosata, Liu Zhang, Achilles Tatius, Lucius Artorius Castus, Sabellius, and Yue Jin. After him are Vologases VI, Pacatianus, Empress He, Ingenuus, Bhāsa, and Tatiana of Rome. Among people deceased in 200, Diogenes of Oenoanda ranks 12Before him are Justin, Emperor Chūai, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Lucius Artorius Castus, Soranus of Ephesus, and Babrius. After him are Vologases III of Parthia, Numenius of Apamea, Alciphron, Maximus of Tyre, Aquila of Sinope, and Apollonius Dyscolus.

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Among people born in Turkey, Diogenes of Oenoanda ranks 490 out of 1,128Before him are Henri Verneuil (1920), Bülent Ersoy (1952), Piri Mehmed Pasha (1458), George Kedrenos (1100), Cüneyt Arkın (1937), and Stratonice of Syria (-317). After him are Mehmet Akif Ersoy (1873), Meletius of Antioch (400), Emine Erdoğan (1955), Quintus Smyrnaeus (400), Manuel Chrysoloras (1355), and George Hamartolos (900).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Diogenes of Oenoanda ranks 33Before him are Nicephorus Gregoras (1295), Archelaus (-500), Eubulides (-500), George Pachymeres (1242), Crates of Mallus (-200), and Themistius (317). After him are Manuel Chrysoloras (1355), Metrodorus of Lampsacus (-331), Barlaam of Seminara (1290), Bardaisan (154), Nausiphanes (-400), and Maximus Planudes (1260).