486 BC - 420 BC


Protagoras (; Greek: Πρωταγόρας; c. 490 BC – c. 420 BC) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher. He is numbered as one of the sophists by Plato. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Protagoras has received more than 624,954 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 58th most popular philosopher.

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among philosophers, Protagoras ranks 56 out of 1,005Before him are Nasreddin, Henri Bergson, Plotinus, Lucretius, Mikhail Bakunin, and Zeno of Elea. After him are Pliny the Elder, Peter Abelard, Ludwig Feuerbach, Anaximander, Edmund Husserl, and Johann Gottlieb Fichte.

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Among people born in 486 BC, Protagoras ranks 1 Among people deceased in 420 BC, Protagoras ranks 1After him are Callicrates, Archidamus II, and Oenopides.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Protagoras ranks 28 out of 698Before him are Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921), Phidias (-490), Themistocles (-524), Xenophon (-430), Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478), and Demosthenes (-384). After him are Leonidas I (-540), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Myron (-500), Cleisthenes (-565), and Aristarchus of Samos (-311).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Protagoras ranks 8Before him are Aristotle (-384), Socrates (-470), Pythagoras (-570), Epicurus (-341), Democritus (-460), and Plutarch (46). After him are Theophrastus (-371), Gorgias (-483), Antisthenes (-445), Pyrrho (-365), Isocrates (-436), and Leucippus (-500).

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