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Proclus Lycius (; 8 February 412 – 17 April 485), called Proclus the Successor (Greek: Πρόκλος ὁ Διάδοχος, Próklos ho Diádokhos), was a Greek Neoplatonist philosopher, one of the last major classical philosophers of late antiquity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Proclus has received more than 501,520 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Proclus is the 213th most popular philosopher (down from 193rd in 2019), the 195th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 163rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Turkish Philosopher.

Proclus is most famous for his commentary on Plato's "Timaeus" and "Parmenides." He also wrote commentaries on Aristotle's "Physics" and "De Caelo" and the "Homeric Hymns."

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Among philosophers, Proclus ranks 213 out of 1,081Before him are Rudolf Carnap, Jean-François Lyotard, Moses Mendelssohn, Julia Kristeva, Marsilius of Padua, and Hasan al-Basri. After him are Diotima of Mantinea, Ibn Tufail, Joseph de Maistre, Chilon of Sparta, Bias of Priene, and Slavoj Žižek.

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Among people born in 412, Proclus ranks 1 Among people deceased in 485, Proclus ranks 1

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Among people born in Turkey, Proclus ranks 195 out of 1,301Before him are Theodore of Amasea (300), Phorcys (null), Andronikos I Komnenos (1118), Adnan Menderes (1899), Süleyman Demirel (1924), and Hippodamus of Miletus (-498). After him are Sabiha Gökçen (1913), Anthemius (420), Yunus Emre (1240), Turgut Özal (1927), Bias of Priene (-600), and Pulcheria (399).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Proclus ranks 14Before him are Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Anaximenes of Miletus (-585), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Chrysippus (-281), Posidonius (-135), and Apollonius of Tyana (15). After him are Bias of Priene (-600), Michael Psellos (1018), Arcesilaus (-315), Xenocrates (-396), Alexander of Aphrodisias (200), and Priscus (410).