Euclid of Megara

435 BC - 365 BC

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Euclid of Megara (; also Euclides, Eucleides; Greek: Εὐκλείδης ὁ Μεγαρεύς; c. 435 – c. 365 BC) was a Greek Socratic philosopher who founded the Megarian school of philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Euclid of Megara has received more than 158,289 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Euclid of Megara is the 321st most popular philosopher (down from 272nd in 2019), the 184th most popular biography from Greece (down from 72nd in 2019) and the 29th most popular Greek Philosopher.

Euclid of Megara is most famous for his book "Elements," which is a mathematical textbook that has been used by students for centuries.

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Among philosophers, Euclid of Megara ranks 321 out of 1,089Before him are Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, Francisco Suárez, and Thrasymachus. After him are Vyasa, Wang Yangming, Justus Lipsius, Arnaldus de Villa Nova, Martianus Capella, and Heraclides Ponticus.

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Among people born in 435 BC, Euclid of Megara ranks 1After him are Evagoras I and Philoxenus of Cythera. Among people deceased in 365 BC, Euclid of Megara ranks 3Before him are Antisthenes and Marcus Furius Camillus. After him is Ptolemy of Aloros.

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Among people born in Greece, Euclid of Megara ranks 184 out of 855Before him are Theophano (941), Athenagoras of Athens (133), Admetus (null), Agathias (536), Ephialtes (-590), and Gülnuş Sultan (1642). After him are Aristarchus of Samothrace (-217), Konstantinos Karamanlis (1907), Bacchylides (-490), Corinna (-501), Karolos Papoulias (1929), and Theopompus (-400).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Euclid of Megara ranks 29Before him are Speusippus (-407), Prodicus (-460), Panaetius (-185), Pherecydes of Syros (-580), Aenesidemus (-80), and Andronicus of Rhodes (-100). After him are Crates of Thebes (-365), Timon of Phlius (-320), Cleobulus (-590), Stilpo (-359), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), and Phaedo of Elis (-401).