535 BC - 470 BC


Heraclitus of Ephesus (; Greek: Ἡράκλειτος ὁ Ἐφέσιος, translit. Hērákleitos ho Ephésios; c. 535 – c. 475 BC, fl. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heraclitus has received more than 2,138,360 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 25th most popular philosopher.

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among philosophers, Heraclitus ranks 24 out of 1,005Before him are Baruch Spinoza, Seneca the Younger, Montesquieu, Epicurus, Thomas Hobbes, and Arthur Schopenhauer. After him are Erasmus, Thales of Miletus, Friedrich Engels, Laozi, Averroes, and Søren Kierkegaard.

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Among people born in 535 BC, Heraclitus ranks 1After him is Phrynichus. Among people deceased in 470 BC, Heraclitus ranks 1After him are Parmenides and Euphronios.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Heraclitus ranks 5 out of 901Before him are Homer (-800), Paul the Apostle (5), Herodotus (-484), and Suleiman the Magnificent (1494). After him are Selim II (1524), Thales of Miletus (-623), Selim I (1470), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Saint Nicholas (270), Ahmed I (1590), and Murad IV (1612).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Heraclitus ranks 1After him are Thales of Miletus (-623), Diogenes (-404), Nasreddin (1208), Anaximander (-610), Anaxagoras (-500), Epictetus (50), Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Xenophanes (-570), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Posidonius (-135), and Chrysippus (-281).

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