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Pyrrho of Elis (; Ancient Greek: Πύρρων ὁ Ἠλεῖος, romanized: Pyrrhо̄n ho Ēleios; c. 360 – c. 270 BC), born in Elis, Greece, was a Greek philosopher of Classical antiquity, credited as being the first Greek skeptic philosopher and founder of Pyrrhonism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pyrrho has received more than 419,151 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Pyrrho is the 112th most popular philosopher (down from 110th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Greece (down from 51st in 2019) and the 12th most popular Greek Philosopher.

Pyrrho is most famous for his skepticism. He believed that nothing can be known for certain, so we should suspend judgment about everything.

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Among philosophers, Pyrrho ranks 112 out of 1,081Before him are Jacques Derrida, Aristippus, Joseph Priestley, Friedrich Fröbel, Philo, and Eusebius. After him are Meister Eckhart, Charles Fourier, Gilles Deleuze, John Venn, Bodhidharma, and Al-Tabari.

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Among people born in 365 BC, Pyrrho ranks 1After him are Crates of Thebes, Philotas, and Pharnabazus III. Among people deceased in 275 BC, Pyrrho ranks 1

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Among people born in Greece, Pyrrho ranks 60 out of 936Before him are Pope Sixtus II (215), Xanthippe (-500), Polykleitos (-450), Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), Miltiades (-540), and Constantine II of Greece (1940). After him are Queen Sofía of Spain (1938), Antisthenes (-445), Epaminondas (-418), Peleus (null), Vangelis (1943), and Demetrius of Thessaloniki (270).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Pyrrho ranks 12Before him are Epicurus (-341), Protagoras (-486), Plutarch (46), Gorgias (-483), Leucippus (-500), and Theophrastus (-371). After him are Antisthenes (-445), Isocrates (-436), Clement of Alexandria (150), Hippias (-443), Melissus of Samos (-470), and Diotima of Mantinea (-450).