360 BC - 290 BC

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Onesicritus (Greek: Ὀνησίκριτος; c. 360 BC – c. 290 BC), a Greek historical writer and Cynic philosopher, who accompanied Alexander the Great on his campaigns in Asia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Onesicritus has received more than 51,463 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Onesicritus is the 707th most popular philosopher (down from 654th in 2019), the 419th most popular biography from Greece (up from 559th in 2019) and the 46th most popular Greek Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Onesicritus ranks 707 out of 1,089Before him are Raymond Williams, William of Conches, Jakob Lorber, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Jean Guitton, and Ted Nelson. After him are Narayana Guru, Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, Crantor, Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov, Émile Boutroux, and Hermann von Keyserling.

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Among people born in 360 BC, Onesicritus ranks 5Before him are Aristoxenus, Callisthenes, Arses of Persia, and Autolycus of Pitane.  Among people deceased in 290 BC, Onesicritus ranks 4Before him are Megasthenes, Autolycus of Pitane, and Dicaearchus.

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Among people born in Greece, Onesicritus ranks 419 out of 855Before him are Philotheus I of Constantinople (1300), Lamachus (-500), Antonis Samaras (1951), Theodorus Gaza (1398), Koçi Xoxe (1911), and Augustinos Kapodistrias (1778). After him are Dexippus (210), Areus II (-262), Archidamus IV (-400), Hecataeus of Abdera (-400), Maximus the Greek (1475), and Antiochus XII Dionysus (-150).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Onesicritus ranks 46Before him are Aeschines of Sphettus (-430), Nicos Poulantzas (1936), Polemon (-400), Musaeus of Athens (-500), Aristo of Chios (-300), and Philo of Larissa (-145). After him are Hecataeus of Abdera (-400), Glaucon (-445), Hermarchus (-325), Menedemus (-340), Arethas of Caesarea (860), and George of Trebizond (1395).