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Syrianus (Ancient Greek: Συριανός, Syrianos; died c. 437 A.D.) was a Greek Neoplatonist philosopher, and head of Plato's Academy in Athens, succeeding his teacher Plutarch of Athens in 431/432 A.D. He is important as the teacher of Proclus, and, like Plutarch and Proclus, as a commentator on Plato and Aristotle. His best-known extant work is a commentary on the Metaphysics of Aristotle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Syrianus has received more than 52,865 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Syrianus is the 850th most popular philosopher (down from 834th in 2019), the 355th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 350th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Egyptian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Syrianus ranks 850 out of 1,081Before him are Apollodorus the Epicurean, Alain Finkielkraut, Matthias Bel, Paul de Man, Thomas Arnold, and Alcidamas. After him are Albinus, Menedemus, Józef Maria Bocheński, Denis Pétau, F. H. Bradley, and Michael Dummett.

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Among people born in 400, Syrianus ranks 54Before him are Victor, Mallobaudes, Varazdat, Respendial, Calcidius, and Arshak II. After him are Constans II, Kumaragupta I, Nemesius, Coelius Sedulius, Maruthas of Martyropolis, and Julius Obsequens. Among people deceased in 437, Syrianus ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Syrianus ranks 355 out of 582Before him are Cleomenes of Naucratis (-400), Al-Amir bi-Ahkam Allah (1096), Beketaten (-1400), Al-Musta'li (1076), Hazem El Beblawi (1936), and Sobekemsaf I (-1650). After him are Nebettawy (-1250), Gohar Gasparyan (1924), Al-Musta'in (1390), Mohammed Hussein Heikal (1888), Mohamed Hassanein Heikal (1923), and Haim Saban (1944).


Among philosophers born in Egypt, Syrianus ranks 17Before him are Valentinus (100), Ammonius Hermiae (440), Olympiodorus the Younger (495), Isaac Israeli ben Solomon (832), Julius Pollux (200), and Ahmad al-Tayyeb (1946). After him are Nasr Abu Zayd (1943), Hermias (401), Thrasyllus of Mendes (-100), Isidore of Alexandria (450), and Leila Ahmed (1940).