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Themistius (Greek: Θεμίστιος Themistios; 317 – c. 388 AD), nicknamed Euphrades (Εὐφραδής, "eloquent"), was a statesman, rhetorician and philosopher. He flourished in the reigns of Constantius II, Julian, Jovian, Valens, Gratian and Theodosius I, and he enjoyed the favour of all those emperors, notwithstanding their many differences and the fact that he himself was not a Christian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Themistius has received more than 127,049 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Themistius is the 487th most popular philosopher (down from 485th in 2019), the 381st most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 462nd in 2019) and the 30th most popular Philosopher.

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    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.32

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Themistius has had the most page views in the with 18,858 views, followed by Italian (3,904), and German (3,291). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (64.22%), Chinese (54.38%), and Finnish (38.76%)


Among philosophers, Themistius ranks 487 out of 1,267Before him are Yan Hui, Madhvacharya, Agrippa the Skeptic, Yi Hwang, Norberto Bobbio, and Hegesias of Cyrene. After him are Ibn al-Rawandi, Anaxarchus, Murray Bookchin, Sivananda Saraswati, Carl Stumpf, and Karl-Otto Apel.

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Among people born in 317, Themistius ranks 2Before him is Constantius II.  Among people deceased in 388, Themistius ranks 3Before him are Magnus Maximus, and Shapur III. After him are Justina, Victor, and Flavius Bauto.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Themistius ranks 381 out of 1,347Before him are Symeon the New Theologian (949), Şehzade Ahmet (1466), Bâkî (1526), Kassia (810), Yeghishe Charents (1897), and Cüneyt Arkın (1937). After him are Missak Manouchian (1906), Autolycus of Pitane (-360), John Tzetzes (1110), Irene Doukaina (1066), Aelius Aristides (117), and Callippus (-370).


Among philosophers born in Türkiye, Themistius ranks 30Before him are Thrasymachus (-459), Strato of Lampsacus (-335), Nicephorus Gregoras (1295), Gennadius Scholarius (1400), Eubulides (-500), and George Pachymeres (1242). After him are Metrodorus of Lampsacus (-331), Manuel Chrysoloras (1355), Alcidamas (-450), Bardaisan (154), Crates of Mallus (-200), and Diogenes of Oenoanda (200).