500 BC - 500 BC


Leucippus (; Greek: Λεύκιππος, Leúkippos; fl. 5th cent. BCE) is reported in some ancient sources to have been a philosopher who was the earliest Greek to develop the theory of atomism—the idea that everything is composed entirely of various imperishable, indivisible elements called atoms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leucippus has received more than 337,838 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 141st most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Leucippus ranks 140 out of 1,005Before him are Emanuel Swedenborg, Isocrates, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Edith Stein, Johann Friedrich Herbart, and Jiddu Krishnamurti. After him are Clement of Alexandria, Simone Weil, Al-Tabari, Chanakya, Kabir, and Joseph Priestley.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Leucippus ranks 5Before him are Myron, Anaxagoras, Xanthippe, and Artaxerxes I of Persia. After him are Artemisia I of Caria, Xerxes II of Persia, Brennus, Sogdianus of Persia, Cyrus the Younger, Ictinus, and Ezra. Among people deceased in 500 BC, Leucippus ranks 5Before him are Esther, Myron, Ānanda, and Polykleitos. After him are Artemisia I of Caria, Hippasus, Rāhula, Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, Obadiah, Amestris, and Polygnotus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Leucippus ranks 62 out of 698Before him are Isocrates (-436), Vangelis (1943), Pope Dionysius (200), Constantine II of Greece (1940), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), and Lysippos (-390). After him are Queen Sofía of Spain (1938), Clement of Alexandria (150), Epaminondas (-418), Hephaestion (-356), Demetrius of Thessaloniki (270), and Andromache (null).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Leucippus ranks 14Before him are Protagoras (-486), Theophrastus (-371), Gorgias (-483), Antisthenes (-445), Pyrrho (-365), and Isocrates (-436). After him are Clement of Alexandria (150), Hippias (-443), Diotima of Mantinea (-450), Melissus of Samos (-470), Epimenides (-690), and Cratylus (-500).

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