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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 86,198 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Themistius is the 518th most popular philosopher (up from 530th in 2019), the 477th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 462nd in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Turkish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Themistius ranks 518 out of 1,089Before him are Pietro d'Abano, Crates of Mallus, Ludwig Büchner, Murray Bookchin, Huiyuan, and Thomas Nagel. After him are Mary Parker Follett, Buddhaghosa, Yang Zhu, Ravidas, Paul Virilio, and Johann Bernhard Basedow.

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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 Flavius Bauto, Justina, and Victor.

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Among people born in Turkey, Themistius ranks 477 out of 1,128Before him are Callinus (-680), Nicomedes I of Bithynia (-300), Heraclius the Elder (600), Crates of Mallus (-200), Türkan Şoray (1945), and Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi (1609). After him are Sisygambis (-301), Autolycus of Pitane (-360), Joscelin III, Count of Edessa (1135), Jovan Vladimir (990), Nicholas Mystikos (852), and Theodore Metochites (1270).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Themistius ranks 32Before him are Gennadius Scholarius (1400), Nicephorus Gregoras (1295), Archelaus (-500), Eubulides (-500), George Pachymeres (1242), and Crates of Mallus (-200). After him are Diogenes of Oenoanda (200), Manuel Chrysoloras (1355), Metrodorus of Lampsacus (-331), Barlaam of Seminara (1290), Bardaisan (154), and Nausiphanes (-400).