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Epictetus (; Greek: Ἐπίκτητος, Epíktētos; c. 50 – c. 135 AD) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Epictetus has received more than 1,905,873 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Epictetus is the 77th most popular philosopher (up from 79th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 52nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Turkish Philosopher.

Epictetus is most famous for his teachings on Stoicism, which he learned from the teachings of the Greek philosopher, Zeno. He was born a slave, but was freed by his master, Epaphroditus. He taught philosophy in Rome and wrote many books on Stoicism.

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Among philosophers, Epictetus ranks 77 out of 1,089Before him are Jürgen Habermas, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Jeremy Bentham, Anaxagoras, Roger Bacon, and Claude Lévi-Strauss. After him are Zeno of Citium, Xenophanes, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Nicholas of Cusa, Boethius, and Walter Benjamin.

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Among people born in 50, Epictetus ranks 2Before him is Judas Iscariot. After him are Juvenal, Apollodorus of Damascus, Simon bar Kokhba, Zacchaeus, Salome, Simon Magus, Rabbi Akiva, Osroes I, Charaka, and Gaius Calpurnius Piso. Among people deceased in 135, Epictetus ranks 1After him are Simon bar Kokhba and Theon of Smyrna.

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Among people born in Turkey, Epictetus ranks 45 out of 1,128Before him are Basil of Caesarea (329), Mahmud II (1785), Mehmed I (1386), Mehmed VI (1861), Julian (331), and Anaxagoras (-500). After him are Croesus (-596), Xenophanes (-570), Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), Aristotle Onassis (1906), Mihrimah Sultan (1522), and Ahmed II (1643).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Epictetus ranks 6Before him are Heraclitus (-535), Thales of Miletus (-623), Diogenes (-404), Anaximander (-610), and Anaxagoras (-500). After him are Xenophanes (-570), Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Chrysippus (-281), Posidonius (-135), and Anaximenes of Miletus (-585).