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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Syrianus has received more than 41,636 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Syrianus is the 834th most popular philosopher (down from 818th in 2019), the 351st most popular biography from Egypt (down from 318th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Egyptian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Syrianus ranks 834 out of 1,089Before him are Antipater of Tarsus, Nancy Fraser, Christian von Ehrenfels, Wang Fuzhi, G. E. M. Anscombe, and John Italus. After him are Gabriel Biel, Hans Albert, František Tomášek, Favorinus, Arethas of Caesarea, and Sarada Devi.

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Among people born in 400, Syrianus ranks 50Before him are Calcidius, Eusebia, Justina, Aioulf, Victor, and Arshak II. After him are Respendial, Julius Obsequens, Coelius Sedulius, Varazdat, Kumaragupta I, and Mallobaudes. Among people deceased in 437, Syrianus ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Syrianus ranks 351 out of 520Before him are Neferkaure (-2150), Pope Demetrius I of Alexandria (200), Macarius of Alexandria (297), Haim Saban (1944), Zein Al-Sharaf Talal (1916), and Al-Zafir (1133). After him are Al-Amir bi-Ahkam Allah (1096), Sameera Moussa (1917), Al-Musta'in (1390), Iset (-1350), Ibn Taghribirdi (1410), and Beketaten (-1400).


Among philosophers born in Egypt, Syrianus ranks 16Before him are Valentinus (100), Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796), Olympiodorus the Younger (495), Ammonius Hermiae (440), Julius Pollux (200), and Isaac Israeli ben Solomon (832). After him are Ahmad al-Tayyeb (1946), Nasr Abu Zayd (1943), Thrasyllus of Mendes (-100), and Leila Ahmed (1940).