PHILOSOPHER

Philo

15 BC - 45

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Philo of Alexandria (; Ancient Greek: Φίλων, romanized: Phílōn; Hebrew: יְדִידְיָה, romanized: Yedidia (Jedediah); c.  20 BCE – c.  50 CE), also called Philo Judaeus, was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who lived in Alexandria, in the Roman province of Egypt. Philo's deployment of allegory to harmonize Jewish scripture, mainly the Torah, with Greek philosophy was the first documented of its kind, and thereby often misunderstood. Many critics of Philo assumed his allegorical perspective would lend credibility to the notion of legend over historicity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philo has received more than 983,434 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 56 in 2019). Philo is the 110th most popular philosopher (down from 100th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Egypt (down from 37th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Philosopher.

Philo was a Jewish philosopher who lived in Alexandria, Egypt during the 1st century CE. He is most famous for his allegorical interpretations of the Hebrew Bible.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Philo ranks 110 out of 1,081Before him are Wilhelm von Humboldt, Henri de Saint-Simon, Jacques Derrida, Aristippus, Joseph Priestley, and Friedrich Fröbel. After him are Eusebius, Pyrrho, Meister Eckhart, Charles Fourier, Gilles Deleuze, and John Venn.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 15 BC, Philo ranks 1After him are Germanicus and Polemon II of Pontus. Among people deceased in 45, Philo ranks 1After him is Apion.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Philo ranks 41 out of 582Before him are Demis Roussos (1946), Menkaure (-2001), Horemheb (-1319), Cyril of Alexandria (376), Ramesses III (-1217), and Naguib Mahfouz (1911). After him are Ahmose I (-1560), Ay (-1380), Thutmose I (-1600), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Umm Kulthum (1898), and Khufu (-2700).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Egypt

Among philosophers born in Egypt, Philo ranks 4Before him are Origen (185), Plotinus (203), and Athanasius of Alexandria (295). After him are Muhammad Abduh (1849), Sextus Empiricus (160), Ammonius Saccas (175), John Philoponus (490), Saadia Gaon (882), Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796), Valentinus (100), and Ammonius Hermiae (440).