400 BC - 270 BC

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Polemon (Greek: Πολέμων, gen.: Πολέμωνος; d. 270/269 BC) of Athens was an eminent Greek Platonist philosopher and Plato's third successor as scholarch (i.e., head of the Academy) from 314/313 to 270/269 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Polemon has received more than 32,566 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Polemon is the 656th most popular philosopher (up from 674th in 2019), the 391st most popular biography from Greece (down from 375th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Greek Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Polemon ranks 656 out of 1,089Before him are Helmuth Plessner, Ammonius Hermiae, Jean Ziegler, Silvia Federici, Lucien Goldmann, and Henry More. After him are Michael J. Sandel, Musaeus of Athens, Julien Benda, Florian Znaniecki, Jean Hyppolite, and Giles of Rome.

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Among people born in 400 BC, Polemon ranks 38Before him are Aeacides of Epirus, Cynane, Arete of Cyrene, King Nan of Zhou, Antipater II of Macedon, and Bryaxis. After him are Philip IV of Macedon, Quintus Fabius Maximus Rullianus, Nausiphanes, Gnaeus Flavius, Cleitus the White, and Cleitarchus. Among people deceased in 270 BC, Polemon ranks 3Before him are Arsinoe II and Manius Curius Dentatus. After him is Alexis.

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Among people born in Greece, Polemon ranks 391 out of 855Before him are Meleager (-320), Costas Simitis (1936), Xanthippus of Carthage (-300), Stavros Niarchos (1909), Demophon of Athens (null), and Theopompus of Sparta (-800). After him are Telesilla (-500), Musaeus of Athens (-500), Isidore of Kiev (1385), Mentor of Rhodes (-380), Aristo of Chios (-300), and Aristobulus of Cassandreia (-375).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Polemon ranks 42Before him are Plutarch of Athens (350), Eudemus of Rhodes (-370), Zoilus (-400), Anaxarchus (-380), Aeschines of Sphettus (-430), and Nicos Poulantzas (1936). After him are Musaeus of Athens (-500), Aristo of Chios (-300), Philo of Larissa (-145), Onesicritus (-360), Hecataeus of Abdera (-400), and Glaucon (-445).