PHILOSOPHER

Epicurus

341 BC - 269 BC

Epicurus

Epicurus (Ancient Greek: Ἐπίκουρος, romanized: Epíkouros; 341–270 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and sage who founded Epicureanism, a highly influential school of philosophy. He was born on the Greek island of Samos to Athenian parents. Influenced by Democritus, Aristippus, Pyrrho, and possibly the Cynics, he turned against the Platonism of his day and established his own school, known as "the Garden", in Athens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Epicurus has received more than 1,704,793 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 22nd most popular philosopher.

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  • 84

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  • 13.51

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  • 3.01

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among PHILOSOPHERS, Epicurus ranks 22 out of 1,005Before him are Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, Baruch Spinoza, Francis of Assisi, Seneca the Younger, and Montesquieu. After him are Thomas Hobbes, Arthur Schopenhauer, Heraclitus, Erasmus, Thales of Miletus, and Friedrich Engels.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 341 BC, Epicurus ranks 1After him is Emperor Kōrei. Among people deceased in 269 BC, Epicurus ranks 1After him is Strato of Lampsacus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Epicurus ranks 8 out of 698Before him are Plato (-427), Aristotle (-384), Socrates (-470), Pythagoras (-570), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), and Hippocrates (-460). After him are Sophocles (-497), Spartacus (-109), Pericles (-494), El Greco (1541), Aeschylus (-525), and Philip II of Macedon (-382).