Maximus Planudes

1260 - 1305

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Maximus Planudes (Greek: Μάξιμος Πλανούδης, Máximos Planoúdēs; c. 1260 – c. 1305) was a Byzantine Greek monk, scholar, anthologist, translator, mathematician, grammarian and theologian at Constantinople. Through his translations from Latin into Greek and from Greek into Latin, he brought the Greek East and the Latin West into closer contact with one another. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maximus Planudes has received more than 83,173 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Maximus Planudes is the 679th most popular philosopher (up from 683rd in 2019), the 612th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 584th in 2019) and the 39th most popular Turkish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Maximus Planudes ranks 679 out of 1,089Before him are Hermann Samuel Reimarus, Theodor Lessing, Hippo, Li Zhi, Étienne Balibar, and Arnold Ruge. After him are Volin, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Nikephoros Blemmydes, Rudolph Goclenius, and Anniceris.

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Among people born in 1260, Maximus Planudes ranks 11Before him are Al-Ashraf Khalil, Matthew III Csák, Anna of Hungary, Al-Said Barakah, Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy, and Lloque Yupanqui. After him are Khutulun, Bartolomeo Gradenigo, Cecco Angiolieri, and John II of Jerusalem. Among people deceased in 1305, Maximus Planudes ranks 11Before him are Roger de Flor, Guy, Count of Flanders, Moses de León, Roger of Lauria, Nicholas of Tolentino, and Jean de Meun. After him are Emperor Kameyama and John II, Duke of Brittany.

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Among people born in Turkey, Maximus Planudes ranks 612 out of 1,128Before him are Nausiphanes (-400), Histiaeus (-550), Maria Palaiologina (1300), Lala Şahin Pasha (1330), Alexandros Mavrokordatos (1791), and Alexander of Tralles (525). After him are Ahmed Muhtar Pasha (1839), Cleitarchus (-400), Adnan Oktar (1956), Nikephoros Blemmydes (1197), Lefter Küçükandonyadis (1924), and Dolon (null).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Maximus Planudes ranks 39Before him are Diogenes of Oenoanda (200), Manuel Chrysoloras (1355), Metrodorus of Lampsacus (-331), Barlaam of Seminara (1290), Bardaisan (154), and Nausiphanes (-400). After him are Nikephoros Blemmydes (1197), Diodorus Cronus (-400), Crantor (-400), Zeno of Tarsus (-250), Cerinthus (100), and Maximus of Ephesus (310).