483 BC - 375 BC


Gorgias (483 – 375 BCE) was an ancient Greek sophist, pre-Socratic philosopher, and rhetorician who was a native of Leontinoi in Sicily. Along with Protagoras, he forms the first generation of Sophists. Several doxographers report that he was a pupil of Empedocles, although he would only have been a few years younger. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gorgias has received more than 408,158 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 112th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Gorgias ranks 110 out of 1,005Before him are Gilles Deleuze, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Zhu Xi, Philo, Ibn Taymiyyah, and Bonaventure. After him are Antisthenes, Charles Fourier, Bodhidharma, Herbert Marcuse, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Aristippus.

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Among people born in 483 BC, Gorgias ranks 1 Among people deceased in 375 BC, Gorgias ranks 1

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Among people born in Greece, Gorgias ranks 46 out of 698Before him are Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), Xanthippe (-500), Praxiteles (-395), Theophrastus (-371), and Irene of Athens (752). After him are Draco (-650), Antisthenes (-445), Polykleitos (-450), Miltiades (-540), Peleus (null), and Lycurgus of Sparta (-800).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Gorgias ranks 10Before him are Pythagoras (-570), Epicurus (-341), Democritus (-460), Plutarch (46), Protagoras (-486), and Theophrastus (-371). After him are Antisthenes (-445), Pyrrho (-365), Isocrates (-436), Leucippus (-500), Clement of Alexandria (150), and Hippias (-443).

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