341 BC - 269 BC


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 1,934,098 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 22nd most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Epicurus ranks 21 out of 1,005Before him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, Baruch Spinoza, Seneca the Younger, and Montesquieu. After him are Thomas Hobbes, Arthur Schopenhauer, Heraclitus, Erasmus, Thales of Miletus, and Friedrich Engels.

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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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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).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Epicurus ranks 5Before him are Plato (-427), Aristotle (-384), Socrates (-470), and Pythagoras (-570). After him are Democritus (-460), Plutarch (46), Protagoras (-486), Theophrastus (-371), Gorgias (-483), Antisthenes (-445), and Pyrrho (-365).

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