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Olympiodorus the Younger

495 - 570

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Olympiodorus the Younger (Greek: Ὀλυμπιόδωρος ὁ Νεώτερος; c. 495 – 570) was a Neoplatonist philosopher, astrologer and teacher who lived in the early years of the Byzantine Empire, after Justinian's Decree of 529 AD which closed Plato's Academy in Athens and other pagan schools. Olympiodorus was the last pagan to maintain the Platonist tradition in Alexandria (see Alexandrian School); after his death the School passed into the hands of Christian Aristotelians, and was eventually moved to Constantinople. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olympiodorus the Younger has received more than 69,500 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Olympiodorus the Younger is the 668th most popular philosopher (down from 630th in 2019), the 294th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 271st in 2019) and the 13th most popular Egyptian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Olympiodorus the Younger ranks 668 out of 1,081Before him are Louis Couturat, Helmuth Plessner, Cheng Yi, Robert Filmer, Gustavo Gutiérrez, and Bharadwaja. After him are Svetozar Marković, Diodorus Cronus, Alfred Schmidt, Amalric of Bena, Gilbert de la Porrée, and Abd al-Rahman al-Awza'i.

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Among people born in 495, Olympiodorus the Younger ranks 3Before him are Chlodomer and Amalasuntha.  Among people deceased in 570, Olympiodorus the Younger ranks 4Before him are Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib, John Philoponus, and Gildas. After him are Aregund and Waldrada.

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Among people born in Egypt, Olympiodorus the Younger ranks 294 out of 582Before him are Neferkaure (-2150), Ammonius Hermiae (440), John Tristan, Count of Valois (1250), Djedefhor (-2600), Ibn al-Farid (1181), and Ali az-Zahir (1005). After him are Edmond Jabès (1912), Isaac Israeli ben Solomon (832), Sufi Abu Taleb (1925), Tawfiq al-Hakim (1898), Ahmed Shafik (1941), and Dina bint Abdul-Hamid (1929).


Among philosophers born in Egypt, Olympiodorus the Younger ranks 13Before him are Ammonius Saccas (175), John Philoponus (490), Saadia Gaon (882), Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796), Valentinus (100), and Ammonius Hermiae (440). After him are Isaac Israeli ben Solomon (832), Julius Pollux (200), Ahmad al-Tayyeb (1946), Syrianus (400), Nasr Abu Zayd (1943), and Hermias (401).