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 60,660 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Olympiodorus the Younger is the 630th most popular philosopher (up from 652nd in 2019), the 272nd most popular biography from Egypt (up from 279th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Egyptian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Olympiodorus the Younger ranks 630 out of 1,089Before him are Arete of Cyrene, Jean-Marie Guyau, Madhvacharya, Alfred Schmidt, Numenius of Apamea, and Yang Xiong. After him are Dharmakirti, Ludwig Klages, Salomon Maimon, Theodor Lipps, Cebes, and Eduard Zeller.

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

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Among people born in Egypt, Olympiodorus the Younger ranks 272 out of 520Before him are Abdel Hakim Amer (1919), Jehan Sadat (1933), Nepherites II (-400), Pope Anianus of Alexandria (100), Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria (1952), and Hor (-1800). After him are Al-Mansur Ali (1242), Neferneferuaten Tasherit (-1400), Nefermaat (-2500), Alia Al-Hussein (1948), Ali az-Zahir (1005), and Ahmed Shafik (1941).


Among philosophers born in Egypt, Olympiodorus the Younger ranks 12Before him are Muhammad Abduh (1849), Ammonius Saccas (175), Saadia Gaon (882), John Philoponus (490), Valentinus (100), and Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796). After him are Ammonius Hermiae (440), Julius Pollux (200), Isaac Israeli ben Solomon (832), Syrianus (400), Ahmad al-Tayyeb (1946), and Nasr Abu Zayd (1943).