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Porphyry of Tyre (; Greek: Πορφύριος, Porphýrios; Arabic: فرفوريوس‎, Furfūriyūs; c. 234 – c. 305 AD) was a Phoenician Neoplatonic philosopher born in Tyre, Roman Syria during Roman rule. He edited and published The Enneads, the only collection of the work of Plotinus, his teacher. His commentary on Euclid's Elements was used as a source by Pappus of Alexandria.He wrote original works on a wide variety of topics, ranging from music to Homer to vegetarianism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Porphyry has received more than 59,946 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Porphyry is the 174th most popular philosopher (down from 165th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Lebanon (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Lebanese Philosopher.

Porphyry is a type of igneous rock with a large percentage of crystals. It is most famous for being used in the construction of the Pantheon in Rome.

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Among philosophers, Porphyry ranks 174 out of 1,089Before him are Ernest Renan, Athanasius Kircher, Christian Wolff, Ferdinand Tönnies, Padmasambhava, and Max Scheler. After him are Josef Breuer, John Scotus Eriugena, George Herbert Mead, Max Stirner, Pierre Bayle, and Julien Offray de La Mettrie.

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Among people born in 233, Porphyry ranks 1After him is Chen Shou. Among people deceased in 305, Porphyry ranks 3Before him are Catherine of Alexandria and Agnes of Rome. After him are Januarius and Saint Alban.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Porphyry ranks 8 out of 119Before him are Dido (-879), Khalil Gibran (1883), Severus Alexander (208), Michel Aoun (1935), Ahab (-900), and Keanu Reeves (1964). After him are Rafic Hariri (1944), Charbel Makhlouf (1828), Christina of Bolsena (210), Fairuz (1935), Ulpian (170), and Amin Maalouf (1949).


Among philosophers born in Lebanon, Porphyry ranks 1After him are Zeno of Sidon (-150), Maximus of Tyre (200), Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī (1547), and Antoun Saadeh (1904).