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Philostratus or Lucius Flavius Philostratus (; Greek: Φλάβιος Φιλόστρατος; c. 170 – 247/250 AD), called "the Athenian", was a Greek sophist of the Roman imperial period. His father was a minor sophist of the same name. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philostratus has received more than 169,989 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Philostratus is the 1,053rd most popular writer (up from 1,054th in 2019), the 240th most popular biography from Greece (down from 236th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Greek Writer.

Philostratus was a Greek sophist and author of the Life of Apollonius of Tyana, a biography of the Pythagorean philosopher Apollonius of Tyana, who is said to have lived from c. 15 – c. 100 AD.

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Among writers, Philostratus ranks 1,053 out of 5,794Before him are Clément Marot, Edith Wharton, Italo Svevo, Tibor Sekelj, Robert Merle, and John Dickson Carr. After him are Fredric Brown, Timaeus of Locri, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Lawrence Durrell, Joost van den Vondel, and James Hadley Chase.

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Among people born in 170, Philostratus ranks 6Before him are Hippolytus of Rome, Pupienus, Ulpian, Guo Jia, and Herodian. After him is Pang De. Among people deceased in 250, Philostratus ranks 6Before him are Nagarjuna, Pope Fabian, Denis, Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha, and Herodian. After him are Cai Yan, Aryadeva, Saint Mercurius, Censorinus, and Licinianus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Philostratus ranks 240 out of 855Before him are Timoleon (-411), Yiannis Ritsos (1909), Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (1914), Anaxandridas II (-565), Stilpo (-359), and Lycurgus of Athens (-390). After him are Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), Caranus of Macedon (-900), Yanni (1954), Cleisthenes of Sicyon (-701), Katina Paxinou (1900), and Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (1870).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Philostratus ranks 30Before him are Bacchylides (-490), Corinna (-501), Agathon (-448), Lafcadio Hearn (1850), Aelia Eudocia (401), and Jean Moréas (1856). After him are Ugo Foscolo (1778), Rigas Feraios (1757), Phrynichus (-535), Lycophron (-320), Laonikos Chalkokondyles (1423), and Cratinus (-500).