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Theophrastus (; Greek: Θεόφραστος Theόphrastos; c. 371 – c. 287 BC) was a Greek philosopher and the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theophrastus has received more than 997,587 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Theophrastus is the 103rd most popular philosopher (down from 101st in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Greece (down from 45th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Greek Philosopher.

Theophrastus was a Greek philosopher and naturalist who is most famous for his book Enquiry into Plants, which was the first systematic study of plants.

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Among philosophers, Theophrastus ranks 103 out of 1,081Before him are Mencius, Zhuang Zhou, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Isidore of Seville, Roland Barthes, and Ibn Taymiyyah. After him are Wilhelm von Humboldt, Henri de Saint-Simon, Jacques Derrida, Aristippus, Joseph Priestley, and Friedrich Fröbel.

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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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Among people born in Greece, Theophrastus ranks 52 out of 936Before him are Draco (-650), Pindar (-517), Mikis Theodorakis (1925), Praxiteles (-395), Olympias (-375), and Handan Sultan (1574). After him are Menander (-342), Pope Sixtus II (215), Xanthippe (-500), Polykleitos (-450), Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), and Miltiades (-540).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Theophrastus ranks 11Before him are Democritus (-460), Epicurus (-341), Protagoras (-486), Plutarch (46), Gorgias (-483), and Leucippus (-500). After him are Pyrrho (-365), Antisthenes (-445), Isocrates (-436), Clement of Alexandria (150), Hippias (-443), and Melissus of Samos (-470).