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Simplicius of Cilicia

490 - 560

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Simplicius of Cilicia (; Greek: Σιμπλίκιος ὁ Κίλιξ; c. 490 – c. 560 AD) was a disciple of Ammonius Hermiae and Damascius, and was one of the last of the Neoplatonists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simplicius of Cilicia has received more than 187,752 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Simplicius of Cilicia is the 129th most popular mathematician (up from 166th in 2019), the 335th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 379th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Turkish Mathematician.

Simplicius of Cilicia was a philosopher who wrote commentaries on the works of Aristotle. He was also an astronomer and mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Simplicius of Cilicia ranks 129 out of 823Before him are Marian Rejewski, Brook Taylor, Henri Lebesgue, Herbert A. Hauptman, Menelaus of Alexandria, and Andrey Markov. After him are Alexis Clairaut, Michel Rolle, Liu Hui, Robert Grosseteste, Jacques Hadamard, and Joseph Liouville.

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Among people born in 490, Simplicius of Cilicia ranks 5Before him are Pope Silverius, Bumin Qaghan, Pope Agapetus I, and Romanos the Melodist. After him are John Philoponus, John the Lydian, John the Cappadocian, and Urien. Among people deceased in 560, Simplicius of Cilicia ranks 2Before him is Procopius. After him are Medardus, Audoin, Cynric, Chram, Clodoald, Glappa of Bernicia, and Gabrán mac Domangairt.

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Among people born in Turkey, Simplicius of Cilicia ranks 335 out of 1,301Before him are Gregory of Narek (951), Evagrius Ponticus (345), Tansu Çiller (1946), Theodoret (393), Andronikos IV Palaiologos (1348), and Kaya Sultan (1633). After him are David of Trebizond (1408), Bülent Ecevit (1925), Dio Chrysostom (40), Aspar (400), Onesimus (1), and Nectarios of Aegina (1846).


Among mathematicians born in Turkey, Simplicius of Cilicia ranks 6Before him are Apollonius of Perga (-262), Eudoxus of Cnidus (-408), Al-Battani (858), Anthemius of Tralles (474), and Thābit ibn Qurra (836). After him are Callippus (-370), Autolycus of Pitane (-360), Theon of Smyrna (70), Theodosius of Bithynia (-160), and Suzan Kahramaner (1913).