Eudemus of Rhodes

370 BC - 300 BC

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Eudemus of Rhodes (Greek: Εὔδημος) was an ancient Greek philosopher, considered the first historian of science, who lived from c. 370 BCE until c. 300 BCE. He was one of Aristotle's most important pupils, editing his teacher's work and making it more easily accessible. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eudemus of Rhodes has received more than 66,064 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Eudemus of Rhodes is the 494th most popular philosopher (up from 523rd in 2019), the 297th most popular biography from Greece (up from 298th in 2019) and the 37th most popular Greek Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Eudemus of Rhodes ranks 494 out of 1,089Before him are A. J. Ayer, Eduard Spranger, John Toland, Karl Löwith, Adam Ferguson, and Nezahualcoyotl. After him are Shantideva, Hasdai Crescas, Carl Stumpf, William of Champeaux, Dhul-Nun al-Misri, and Victor Cousin.

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Among people born in 370 BC, Eudemus of Rhodes ranks 4Before him are Apelles, Craterus, and Cleitus the Black. After him are Callippus and Neoptolemus I of Epirus. Among people deceased in 300 BC, Eudemus of Rhodes ranks 7Before him are Lysippos, Diotima of Mantinea, Aristoxenus, Berossus, Nearchus, and Hipparchia of Maroneia. After him are Menaechmus, Hegesias of Cyrene, Gaius Duilius, Eurydice of Egypt, Callippus, and Appius Claudius Caudex.

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Among people born in Greece, Eudemus of Rhodes ranks 297 out of 855Before him are Antilochus (null), Georgios Papandreou (1888), Cratinus (-500), Cynisca (-430), Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (1872), and Agatharchus (-500). After him are Leonnatus (-356), Neferkara I (-2780), Saturnin (300), Campaspe (-400), Philopoemen (-253), and Aristides of Athens (150).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Eudemus of Rhodes ranks 37Before him are Timon of Phlius (-320), Cleobulus (-590), Stilpo (-359), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), Phaedo of Elis (-401), and Plutarch of Athens (350). After him are Zoilus (-400), Anaxarchus (-380), Aeschines of Sphettus (-430), Nicos Poulantzas (1936), Polemon (-400), and Musaeus of Athens (-500).