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Priscus of Panium (; Greek: Πρίσκος; 410s AD/420s AD-after 472 AD) was a 5th-century Eastern Roman diplomat and Greek historian and rhetorician (or sophist). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Priscus has received more than 208,309 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Priscus is the 277th most popular philosopher, the 225th most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 257th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Philosopher.

Priscus was a 5th century Roman senator who wrote a history of the Western Roman Empire.

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Among philosophers, Priscus ranks 277 out of 1,267Before him are Epimenides, Jacques Maritain, Heraclides Ponticus, Alcmaeon of Croton, Antonio Negri, and Pherecydes of Syros. After him are Sri Aurobindo, Euclid of Megara, Celsus, Cleobulus, François Fénelon, and Synesius.

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Among people born in 410, Priscus ranks 2Before him is Pope Gelasius I. After him are Hayk, Movses Khorenatsi, Severinus of Noricum, Hierocles of Alexandria, and Elishe. Among people deceased in 471, Priscus ranks 1After him are Aspar, Eudocia, Gennadius of Constantinople, and Ardabur.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Priscus ranks 225 out of 1,347Before him are Fahri Korutürk (1903), Gregory Thaumaturgus (213), Heraclides Ponticus (-385), Theodosius III (700), Alexander (870), and Michael I Cerularius (1005). After him are Theophanes the Confessor (758), John VII Palaiologos (1370), Theodora Porphyrogenita (984), Fatih Terim (1953), Kenan Evren (1917), and Eumenes (-362).


Among philosophers born in Türkiye, Priscus ranks 21Before him are Bias of Priene (-600), Arcesilaus (-315), Xenocrates (-396), Cleanthes (-330), Michael Psellos (1018), and Heraclides Ponticus (-385). After him are Alexander of Aphrodisias (200), Gemistus Pletho (1355), Thrasymachus (-459), Strato of Lampsacus (-335), Nicephorus Gregoras (1295), and Gennadius Scholarius (1400).