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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 130,072 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Synesius is the 311th most popular philosopher (up from 492nd in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Libya (up from 284th 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 311 out of 1,089Before him are Paramahansa Yogananda, Nicolai Hartmann, Hilary Putnam, Theano, Andronicus of Rhodes, and David Strauss. After him are Sebastian Brant, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Alexander of Aphrodisias, and Elena Cornaro Piscopia.

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Among people born in 370, Synesius ranks 5Before him are Pope Boniface I, Constantius III, Pharamond, and Claudian. After him are Macrobius, Sigeric, Isidore of Pelusium, and Atticus of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 413, Synesius ranks 3Before him are Gwanggaeto the Great and Kumārajīva. After him are Prudentius and Jovinus.

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In Libya

Among people born in Libya, Synesius ranks 15 out of 59Before him are Idris of Libya (1889), Omar Mukhtar (1858), Khalifa Haftar (1943), Pope Victor I (100), Carneades (-214), and Berenice II of Egypt (-267). After him are Lorenzo Bandini (1935), Theodorus of Cyrene (-465), Rossana Podestà (1934), Hegesias of Cyrene (-400), Domitilla the Elder (50), and Fayez al-Sarraj (1960).


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