371 BC - 287 BC


Theophrastus (; Greek: Θεόφραστος Theόphrastos; c. 371 – c. 287 BC), a Greek native of Eresos in Lesbos (Λέσβος Lésvos), was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theophrastus has received more than 600,114 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 104th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Theophrastus ranks 102 out of 1,005Before him are Zhuang Zhou, Jacques Derrida, Athanasius of Alexandria, Ibn Arabi, Tommaso Campanella, and Meister Eckhart. After him are Al-Kindi, Gilles Deleuze, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Zhu Xi, Philo, and Ibn Taymiyyah.

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Among people born in 371 BC, Theophrastus ranks 1After him are Phryne and Marcus Valerius Corvus. Among people deceased in 287 BC, Theophrastus ranks 1After him are Antipater II of Macedon and Phila.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Theophrastus ranks 44 out of 698Before him are Olympias (-375), Solon (-638), Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), Xanthippe (-500), and Praxiteles (-395). After him are Irene of Athens (752), Gorgias (-483), Draco (-650), Antisthenes (-445), Polykleitos (-450), and Miltiades (-540).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Theophrastus ranks 9Before him are Socrates (-470), Pythagoras (-570), Epicurus (-341), Democritus (-460), Plutarch (46), and Protagoras (-486). After him are Gorgias (-483), Antisthenes (-445), Pyrrho (-365), Isocrates (-436), Leucippus (-500), and Clement of Alexandria (150).

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