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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 97,141 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Themistius is the 492nd most popular philosopher (up from 518th in 2019), the 464th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 477th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Themistius ranks 492 out of 1,081Before him are Philodemus, Karl Löwith, Karl-Otto Apel, William of Champeaux, Martha Nussbaum, and Gaetano Mosca. After him are Nezahualcoyotl, Annemarie Schimmel, Antiochus of Ascalon, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Priscian, and Valentinus.

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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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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Themistius ranks 464 out of 1,301Before him are Arshile Gorky (1904), Autolycus of Pitane (-360), Mizizios (622), Theophanes the Greek (1340), Melito of Sardis (140), and Andriscus (-185). After him are Emine Hatun (1398), Germanus I of Constantinople (634), Qara Yusuf (1357), Ziya Gökalp (1876), Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi (1609), and Cüneyt Arkın (1937).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Themistius ranks 30Before him are Gemistus Pletho (1355), Strato of Lampsacus (-335), Gennadius Scholarius (1400), Eubulides (-500), Nicephorus Gregoras (1295), and George Pachymeres (1242). After him are Crates of Mallus (-200), Metrodorus of Lampsacus (-331), Barlaam of Seminara (1290), Diogenes of Oenoanda (200), Maximus Planudes (1260), and Bardaisan (154).