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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 104,490 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Hegesias of Cyrene is the 528th most popular philosopher (up from 538th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Libya and the 6th most popular Libyan Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Hegesias of Cyrene ranks 528 out of 1,081Before him are Antony Flew, Saul Kripke, Carl Stumpf, Arthur Danto, Gorakhnath, and Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri. After him are Huiyuan, Al-Shahrastani, Al-Baydawi, Dharmakirti, Cesare Ripa, and Chaïm Perelman.

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Among people born in 400 BC, Hegesias of Cyrene ranks 22Before him are Mithridates I of Pontus, Drypetis, Thaïs, Attalus, Harpalus, and Campaspe. After him are Philip IV of Macedon, Titus Manlius Imperiosus Torquatus, Dinocrates, Chares of Lindos, Nepherites II, and Antipater II of Macedon. Among people deceased in 300 BC, Hegesias of Cyrene ranks 11Before him are Aristoxenus, Berossus, Nearchus, Eudemus of Rhodes, Callippus, and Menaechmus. After him are Eurydice of Egypt, Gaius Duilius, Gnaeus Flavius, Aristo of Chios, Diodorus Cronus, and Appius Claudius Caudex.

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In Libya

Among people born in Libya, Hegesias of Cyrene ranks 19 out of 64Before him are Khalifa Haftar (1943), Synesius (370), Berenice II of Egypt (-267), Lorenzo Bandini (1935), Theodorus of Cyrene (-465), and Theodorus the Atheist (-340). After him are Arete of Cyrene (-400), Claudio Gentile (1953), Fayez al-Sarraj (1960), Rossana Podestà (1934), Pedubast I (-900), and Gaius Fulvius Plautianus (150).


Among philosophers born in Libya, Hegesias of Cyrene ranks 6Before him are Arius (256), Aristippus (-434), Carneades (-214), Synesius (370), and Theodorus the Atheist (-340). After him are Arete of Cyrene (-400), Anniceris (-400), and Lucius Annaeus Cornutus (10).