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Plutarch of Athens

350 - 431

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Plutarch of Athens (Greek: Πλούταρχος ὁ Ἀθηναῖος; c. 350 – 430 AD) was a Greek philosopher and Neoplatonist who taught in Athens at the beginning of the 5th century. He reestablished the Platonic Academy there and became its leader. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Plutarch of Athens has received more than 52,218 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Plutarch of Athens is the 480th most popular philosopher (down from 465th in 2019), the 290th most popular biography from Greece (down from 275th in 2019) and the 38th most popular Greek Philosopher.

Plutarch was a Greek historian and philosopher who is most famous for his biographies of famous people.

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Among philosophers, Plutarch of Athens ranks 480 out of 1,081Before him are Su Song, Roger Scruton, Rodolphus Agricola, Marcus Cornelius Fronto, Vittorino da Feltre, and Alasdair MacIntyre. After him are Ahmad Sirhindi, Zhiyi, Thomas Cajetan, Agrippa the Skeptic, Dong Zhongshu, and Philodemus.

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Among people born in 350, Plutarch of Athens ranks 4Before him are Hypatia, Thaïs, and Ardashir II. After him are Theodore of Mopsuestia, Dalmatius, Hermeric, Thiruvalluvar, Octar, Gogugyang of Goguryeo, Vithimiris, and Sosurim of Goguryeo. Among people deceased in 431, Plutarch of Athens ranks 2Before him is Paulinus of Nola.

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Among people born in Greece, Plutarch of Athens ranks 290 out of 936Before him are Antiochus VIII Grypus (-141), Georgios Papandreou (1888), Thaïs (-400), Katina Paxinou (1900), Kyriakos Mitsotakis (1968), and Antonia the Elder (-39). After him are Nicholas Kabasilas (1322), Ariston of Sparta (-550), Antiochus X Eusebes (-200), Callimachus (-600), Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896), and Lycophron (-320).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Plutarch of Athens ranks 38Before him are Euclid of Megara (-435), Archelaus (-500), Cleobulus (-590), Eudemus of Rhodes (-370), Phaedo of Elis (-401), and Stilpo (-359). After him are Nicos Poulantzas (1936), Anaxarchus (-380), Aeschines of Sphettus (-430), Polemon (-400), Philo of Larissa (-145), and Zoilus (-400).