427 BC - 347 BC


Plato ( PLAY-toe; Greek: Πλάτων Plátōn, pronounced [plá.tɔːn] in Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist school of thought, and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the pivotal figure in the history of Ancient Greek and Western philosophy, along with his teacher, Socrates, and his most famous student, Aristotle. Plato has also often been cited as one of the founders of Western religion and spirituality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Plato has received more than 10,670,727 page views. His biography is available in 189 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular philosopher.

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  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 94.13

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 189

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 16.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among philosophers, Plato ranks 1 out of 1,005After him are Aristotle, Socrates, Gautama Buddha, Confucius, Immanuel Kant, René Descartes, Pythagoras, Avicenna, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Niccolò Machiavelli.

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Among people born in 427 BC, Plato ranks 1After him is Emperor Kōan. Among people deceased in 347 BC, Plato ranks 1After him is Archytas.

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Among people born in Greece, Plato ranks 2 out of 698Before him are Alexander the Great (-356). After him are Aristotle (-384), Socrates (-470), Pythagoras (-570), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), Epicurus (-341), Sophocles (-497), Spartacus (-109), Pericles (-494), and El Greco (1541).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Plato ranks 1After him are Aristotle (-384), Socrates (-470), Pythagoras (-570), Epicurus (-341), Democritus (-460), Plutarch (46), Protagoras (-486), Theophrastus (-371), Gorgias (-483), Antisthenes (-445), and Pyrrho (-365).

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