396 BC - 314 BC

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Xenocrates (; Greek: Ξενοκράτης; c. 396/5 – 314/3 BC) of Chalcedon was a Greek philosopher, mathematician, and leader (scholarch) of the Platonic Academy from 339/8 to 314/3 BC. His teachings followed those of Plato, which he attempted to define more closely, often with mathematical elements. He was also an avid student of the council of the thirty-three. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xenocrates has received more than 144,466 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Xenocrates is the 257th most popular philosopher (down from 247th in 2019), the 248th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 232nd in 2019) and the 18th most popular Turkish Philosopher.

Xenocrates is most famous for his work on the Pythagorean theorem.

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Among philosophers, Xenocrates ranks 257 out of 1,089Before him are Marsilius of Padua, Otto Weininger, Arcesilaus, Al-Ash'ari, Speusippus, and Bias of Priene. After him are Raymond Aron, Moritz Schlick, Bruno Bauer, Roger Garaudy, Al-Jahiz, and Shen Kuo.

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Among people born in 396 BC, Xenocrates ranks 1 Among people deceased in 314 BC, Xenocrates ranks 1After him is Aeschines.

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Among people born in Turkey, Xenocrates ranks 248 out of 1,128Before him are Cemal Gürsel (1895), Michael IX Palaiologos (1277), Novatian (220), Malhun Hatun (1350), Isidore of Miletus (442), and Bias of Priene (-600). After him are Michael V Kalaphates (1015), Theodora (815), Calouste Gulbenkian (1869), Alexander (870), Fatma Sultan (1500), and Priscus (410).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Xenocrates ranks 18Before him are Anaximenes of Miletus (-585), Proclus (412), Apollonius of Tyana (15), Michael Psellos (1018), Arcesilaus (-315), and Bias of Priene (-600). After him are Priscus (410), Gemistus Pletho (1355), Cleanthes (-330), Alexander of Aphrodisias (200), Thrasymachus (-459), and Heraclides Ponticus (-385).