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Xenophanes of Colophon ( zə-NOF-ə-neez; Ancient Greek: Ξενοφάνης ὁ Κολοφώνιος [ksenopʰánɛːs ho kolopʰɔ̌ːnios]; c. 570 – c. 478 BC) was a Greek philosopher, theologian, poet, and critic of Homer from Ionia who travelled throughout the Greek-speaking world in early Classical Antiquity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xenophanes has received more than 579,707 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Xenophanes is the 74th most popular philosopher (up from 79th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 47th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Turkish Philosopher.

Xenophanes was a pre-Socratic philosopher who is most famous for his denial of the existence of the Greek gods.

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Among philosophers, Xenophanes ranks 74 out of 1,081Before him are Antonio Gramsci, Karl Jaspers, Rudolf Steiner, Ramakrishna, Epictetus, and William of Ockham. After him are Jürgen Habermas, Ibn Arabi, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Jeremy Bentham, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, and Claude Lévi-Strauss.

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Among people born in 570 BC, Xenophanes ranks 2Before him is Pythagoras. After him are Anacreon, Theognis of Megara, and Hystaspes. Among people deceased in 475 BC, Xenophanes ranks 2Before him is Xerxes I. After him is Atossa.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Xenophanes ranks 52 out of 1,301Before him are Mahmud II (1785), Ahmed II (1643), Margaret the Virgin (292), Epictetus (50), Mehmed V (1844), and Hatice Sultan (1496). After him are Croesus (-596), Ertuğrul (1198), Julian (331), Abdul Hamid I (1725), Şehzade Mehmed (1522), and Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Xenophanes ranks 7Before him are Thales of Miletus (-623), Heraclitus (-535), Anaximander (-610), Diogenes (-404), Anaxagoras (-500), and Epictetus (50). After him are Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Anaximenes of Miletus (-585), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Chrysippus (-281), Posidonius (-135), and Apollonius of Tyana (15).