Sextus Empiricus

160 - 210

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Sextus Empiricus (Greek: Σέξτος Ἐμπειρικός, Sextos Empeirikos; fl. mid-late 2nd century AD) was a Greek Pyrrhonist philosopher and Empiric school physician with Roman citizenship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sextus Empiricus has received more than 578,872 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Sextus Empiricus is the 162nd most popular philosopher (up from 185th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Egypt (up from 65th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Egyptian Philosopher.

Sextus Empiricus is most famous for his work "Outlines of Pyrrhonism." His work is a commentary on the teachings of Pyrrho of Elis, who was a skeptic philosopher.

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Over the past year Sextus Empiricus has had the most page views in the with 64,907 views, followed by Russian (21,738), and Spanish (17,661). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (106.77%), Piedmontese (82.11%), and Bosnian (76.98%)


Among philosophers, Sextus Empiricus ranks 162 out of 1,267Before him are Friedrich Schleiermacher, John Rawls, Ferdinand Tönnies, John Wycliffe, Hippias, and Chrysippus. After him are Kabir, Han Fei, Jean Buridan, Jean Baudrillard, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Max Horkheimer.

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Among people born in 160, Sextus Empiricus ranks 1After him are Julia Domna, and Sextus Julius Africanus. Among people deceased in 210, Sextus Empiricus ranks 1After him is Zhou Yu.

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Among people born in Egypt, Sextus Empiricus ranks 61 out of 642Before him are Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921), Shoshenq I (-1000), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Hassan al-Banna (1906), and Sayyid Qutb (1906). After him are Djedefre (-2600), Appian (95), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Ptolemy VIII Physcon (-182), Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (1954), and Apollonius of Rhodes (-295).


Among philosophers born in Egypt, Sextus Empiricus ranks 5Before him are Origen (185), Plotinus (203), Athanasius of Alexandria (295), and Philo (-15). After him are Muhammad Abduh (1849), Ammonius Saccas (175), Saadia Gaon (882), John Philoponus (490), Olympiodorus the Younger (495), Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796), and Valentinus (100).