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 151,705 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Simplicius of Cilicia is the 166th most popular mathematician (up from 190th in 2019), the 379th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 386th 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 166 out of 828Before him are Ernst Kummer, Vito Volterra, Wacław Sierpiński, L. E. J. Brouwer, Hermann Schwarz, and Hermann Grassmann. After him are Wang Chong, Étienne-Louis Malus, Paul Ehrenfest, Felix Hausdorff, John Edensor Littlewood, and Colin Maclaurin.

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Among people born in 490, Simplicius of Cilicia ranks 4Before him are Pope Agapetus I, Pope Silverius, and Bumin Qaghan. After him are John Philoponus, Romanos the Melodist, John the Cappadocian, and Urien. Among people deceased in 560, Simplicius of Cilicia ranks 3Before him are Procopius and Medardus. After him are Chram, Audoin, Cynric, Clodoald, Gabrán mac Domangairt, and Glappa of Bernicia.

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Among people born in Turkey, Simplicius of Cilicia ranks 379 out of 1,128Before him are Muzafer Sherif (1906), Eutropius (320), Nicephorus Gregoras (1295), Seleucus III Ceraunus (-243), Latife Uşşaki (1898), and Mithridates I of Pontus (-400). After him are Yılmaz Güney (1937), Ctesias (-440), Nicomedes IV of Bithynia (-200), Archelaus (-500), Maathorneferure (-1250), and İbrahim Tatlıses (1952).


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