Hegesias of Cyrene

400 BC - 300 BC

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Hegesias (Greek: Ἡγησίας; fl. 290 BC) of Cyrene was a Cyrenaic philosopher. He argued that eudaimonia (happiness) is impossible to achieve, and that the goal of life should be the avoidance of pain and sorrow. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hegesias of Cyrene has received more than 127,235 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Hegesias of Cyrene is the 486th most popular philosopher (up from 521st in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Libya (down from 19th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Libyan Philosopher.

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Over the past year Hegesias of Cyrene has had the most page views in the with 14,484 views, followed by Russian (12,806), and Spanish (3,398). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are German (15,112.50%), Russian (172.18%), and Romanian (152.57%)


Among philosophers, Hegesias of Cyrene ranks 486 out of 1,267Before him are Arete of Cyrene, Yan Hui, Madhvacharya, Agrippa the Skeptic, Yi Hwang, and Norberto Bobbio. After him are Themistius, Ibn al-Rawandi, Anaxarchus, Murray Bookchin, Sivananda Saraswati, and Carl Stumpf.

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Among people born in 400 BC, Hegesias of Cyrene ranks 23Before him are Stateira I, Agnodice, Harpalus, Lais of Corinth, Arete of Cyrene, and Chares of Lindos. After him are Dinocrates, Attalus, Titus Manlius Imperiosus Torquatus, Polemon, Nepherites II, and Crates of Athens. Among people deceased in 300 BC, Hegesias of Cyrene ranks 11Before him are Berossus, Nearchus, Hipparchia of Maroneia, Eudemus of Rhodes, Menaechmus, and Aristo of Chios. After him are Callippus, Mithridates II of Pontus, Eurydice of Egypt, Gaius Duilius, Diodorus Cronus, and Aristyllus.

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In Libya

Among people born in Libya, Hegesias of Cyrene ranks 20 out of 76Before him are Synesius (370), Berenice II of Egypt (-267), Theodorus the Atheist (-340), Lorenzo Bandini (1935), Theodorus of Cyrene (-465), and Arete of Cyrene (-400). After him are Claudio Gentile (1953), Rossana Podestà (1934), Abdul Ati al-Obeidi (1939), Fayez al-Sarraj (1960), Pedubast I (-900), and Baghdadi Mahmudi (1945).


Among philosophers born in Libya, Hegesias of Cyrene ranks 6Before him are Aristippus (-434), Carneades (-214), Synesius (370), Theodorus the Atheist (-340), and Arete of Cyrene (-400). After him are Lucius Annaeus Cornutus (10), Anniceris (-400), and Lacydes of Cyrene (-300).