Phaedo of Elis

401 BC - 400 BC

Phaedo of Elis

Phaedo of Elis (; also Phaedon; Greek: Φαίδων ὁ Ἠλεῖος, gen.: Φαίδωνος; fl. 4th century BCE) was a Greek philosopher. A native of Elis, he was captured in war as a boy and sold into slavery. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phaedo of Elis has received more than 70,793 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 417th most popular philosopher.

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  • 8.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among philosophers, Phaedo of Elis ranks 415 out of 1,005Before him are Daniel Dennett, Carl Gustav Hempel, Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples, Nicephorus Gregoras, Alain de Lille, and John Philoponus. After him are Michel de Certeau, Gershom Scholem, Leo Strauss, Antiochus of Ascalon, Siger of Brabant, and John of Salisbury.

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Among people born in 401 BC, Phaedo of Elis ranks 3Before him are Lysander and Sun Bin. After him are Conon and Clearchus of Sparta. Among people deceased in 400 BC, Phaedo of Elis ranks 8Before him are Xanthippe, Damocles, Zeuxis, Leochares, Alcamenes, and Teos of Egypt. After him are Ctesias, Parysatis, Eubulides, Oxyartes, Cephisodotus the Elder, and Perictione.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Phaedo of Elis ranks 239 out of 698Before him are Stilpo (-359), Timoleon (-411), Callias II (-515), Philostratus (170), Gazi Husrev-beg (1480), and Rigas Feraios (1757). After him are Machaon (null), Sostratus of Cnidus (-290), Ugo Foscolo (1778), Cleobulus (-590), Conon (-401), and Vicky Leandros (1949).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Phaedo of Elis ranks 32Before him are Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), Panaetius (-185), Crates of Thebes (-365), Timon of Phlius (-320), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), and Stilpo (-359). After him are Cleobulus (-590), George Pachymeres (1242), Bion of Borysthenes (-325), Plutarch of Athens (350), Anaxarchus (-380), and Synesius (370).

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