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John Argyropoulos

1415 - 1487

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John Argyropoulos (; Greek: Ἰωάννης Ἀργυρόπουλος Ioannis Argyropoulos; Italian: Giovanni Argiropulo; surname also spelt Argyropulus, or Argyropulos, or Argyropulo; c. 1415 – 26 June 1487) was a lecturer, philosopher and humanist, one of the émigré Greek scholars who pioneered the revival of classical Greek learning in 15th century Italy.He translated Greek philosophical and theological works into Latin besides producing rhetorical and theological works of his own. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Argyropoulos has received more than 112,768 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). John Argyropoulos is the 710th most popular philosopher (up from 804th in 2019), the 670th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 736th in 2019) and the 40th most popular Turkish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, John Argyropoulos ranks 710 out of 1,081Before him are Emil Brunner, Rudolph Goclenius, Wang Bi, Denis de Rougemont, Johann Heinrich Alsted, and Moshe Chaim Luzzatto. After him are Ted Nelson, Maximus of Tyre, Fulbert of Chartres, Lucien Goldmann, Hermarchus, and Yang Xiong.

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Among people born in 1415, John Argyropoulos ranks 10Before him are Vasily II of Moscow, Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, Jan Długosz, Joanot Martorell, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, and Albert van Ouwater. After him are Aristotele Fioravanti and Afonso Gonçalves Baldaia. Among people deceased in 1487, John Argyropoulos ranks 6Before him are Chenghua Emperor, Mara Branković, Nicholas of Flüe, Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans, and Charlotte, Queen of Cyprus. After him are Tlacaelel, John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln, and Hayder of Crimea.

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Among people born in Turkey, John Argyropoulos ranks 670 out of 1,301Before him are Nausiphanes (-400), Anthemius (400), Gainas (400), Matthew of Edessa (1100), Pir Sultan Abdal (1480), and Philostorgius (368). After him are Zannanza (-1350), Lucia, Countess of Tripoli (1265), Marcellinus Comes (450), Dorotheus of Gaza (510), Artabazos I of Phrygia (-600), and Bohemond VII of Antioch (1261).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, John Argyropoulos ranks 40Before him are Diogenes of Oenoanda (200), Maximus Planudes (1260), Bardaisan (154), Manuel Chrysoloras (1355), Diodorus Cronus (-400), and Nausiphanes (-400). After him are Maximus of Ephesus (310), Crantor (-400), Nikephoros Blemmydes (1197), Cerinthus (100), Necip Fazıl Kısakürek (1904), and Alcidamas (null).