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Plutarch (; Greek: Πλούταρχος, Ploútarchos; Koine Greek: [ˈplutarkʰos]; AD 46–after 119) was a Greek Middle Platonist philosopher, biographer, essayist, and priest at the Temple of Apollo. He is known primarily for his Parallel Lives, a series of biographies of illustrious Greeks and Romans, and Moralia, a collection of essays and speeches. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Plutarch has received more than 2,038,908 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 38th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Plutarch ranks 36 out of 1,005Before him are Søren Kierkegaard, Martin Heidegger, David Hume, Sun Tzu, Diogenes, and Democritus. After him are Auguste Comte, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Thomas More, Michel Foucault, Maria Montessori, and Al-Farabi.

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Among people born in 46, Plutarch ranks 1 Among people deceased in 127, Plutarch ranks 1

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Among people born in Greece, Plutarch ranks 17 out of 698Before him are Pericles (-494), El Greco (1541), Aeschylus (-525), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Aristophanes (-448), and Democritus (-460). After him are Thucydides (-460), Sappho (-630), Kösem Sultan (1590), Bayezid II (1447), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921), and Phidias (-490).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Plutarch ranks 7Before him are Plato (-427), Aristotle (-384), Socrates (-470), Pythagoras (-570), Epicurus (-341), and Democritus (-460). After him are Protagoras (-486), Theophrastus (-371), Gorgias (-483), Antisthenes (-445), Pyrrho (-365), and Isocrates (-436).

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