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Synesius (; Greek: Συνέσιος; c. 373 – c. 414), was a Greek bishop of Ptolemais in ancient Libya, a part of the Western Pentapolis of Cyrenaica after 410. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Synesius has received more than 136,358 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Synesius is the 292nd most popular philosopher (up from 311th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Libya (up from 15th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Libyan Philosopher.

Synesius was a bishop of Ptolemais in the late 4th century. He is most famous for his work "On Providence" which he wrote in 374 AD.

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Among philosophers, Synesius ranks 292 out of 1,081Before him are A. S. Neill, Nicolai Hartmann, Félix Guattari, Roscellinus, Ramana Maharshi, and Adam of Bremen. After him are Robert Nozick, Sri Aurobindo, Hipparchia of Maroneia, Jerome of Prague, Rudolf Otto, and Fakhr al-Din al-Razi.

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Among people born in 370, Synesius ranks 4Before him are Pope Boniface I, Constantius III, and Pharamond. After him are Claudian, Macrobius, Sigeric, Isidore of Pelusium, and Atticus of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 413, Synesius ranks 2Before him is Gwanggaeto the Great. After him are Kumārajīva, Prudentius, and Jovinus.

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Among people born in Libya, Synesius ranks 14 out of 64Before him are Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Pope Victor I (100), Carneades (-214), and Khalifa Haftar (1943). After him are Berenice II of Egypt (-267), Lorenzo Bandini (1935), Theodorus of Cyrene (-465), Theodorus the Atheist (-340), Hegesias of Cyrene (-400), and Arete of Cyrene (-400).


Among philosophers born in Libya, Synesius ranks 4Before him are Arius (256), Aristippus (-434), and Carneades (-214). After him are Theodorus the Atheist (-340), Hegesias of Cyrene (-400), Arete of Cyrene (-400), Anniceris (-400), and Lucius Annaeus Cornutus (10).