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459 BC - 399 BC

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Thrasymachus (; Greek: Θρασύμαχος Thrasýmachos; c. 459 – c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thrasymachus has received more than 275,867 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Thrasymachus is the 319th most popular philosopher (up from 320th in 2019), the 305th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 294th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Turkish Philosopher.

Thrasymachus is most famous for his argument that justice is the interest of the stronger.

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Among philosophers, Thrasymachus ranks 319 out of 1,081Before him are Ammonius Saccas, Justus Lipsius, Sebastian Brant, Isaac Abarbanel, Giovanni Gentile, and Alfred Schütz. After him are Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Aenesidemus, Heraclides Ponticus, Jean-Luc Nancy, Gemistus Pletho, and Alexandre Koyré.

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Among people born in 459 BC, Thrasymachus ranks 1 Among people deceased in 399 BC, Thrasymachus ranks 3Before him are Socrates and Hippias. After him are Archelaus I of Macedon and Amyrtaeus.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Thrasymachus ranks 305 out of 1,301Before him are Seleucus IV Philopator (-217), Komitas (1869), Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha (1635), Constantine Laskaris (1170), Ptolemy Philadelphus (-36), and Alexander Ypsilantis (1792). After him are Nebahat Çehre (1944), Heraclides Ponticus (-385), Lydia of Thyatira (100), Gemistus Pletho (1355), Candaules (-800), and Erasmus of Formia (300).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Thrasymachus ranks 22Before him are Michael Psellos (1018), Arcesilaus (-315), Xenocrates (-396), Alexander of Aphrodisias (200), Priscus (410), and Cleanthes (-330). After him are Heraclides Ponticus (-385), Gemistus Pletho (1355), Strato of Lampsacus (-335), Gennadius Scholarius (1400), Eubulides (-500), and Nicephorus Gregoras (1295).