570 BC - 475 BC

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Xenophanes of Colophon (; Ancient Greek: Ξενοφάνης ὁ Κολοφώνιος [ksenopʰánɛːs ho kolopʰɔ̌ːnios]; c. 570 – c. 478 BC) was a Greek philosopher, theologian, poet, and critic of religious polytheism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xenophanes has received more than 414,162 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Xenophanes is the 79th most popular philosopher (up from 82nd in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 57th 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 79 out of 1,089Before him are Jeremy Bentham, Anaxagoras, Roger Bacon, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Epictetus, and Zeno of Citium. After him are Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Nicholas of Cusa, Boethius, Walter Benjamin, Mencius, and Carl von Clausewitz.

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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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Among people born in Turkey, Xenophanes ranks 47 out of 1,128Before him are Mehmed I (1386), Mehmed VI (1861), Julian (331), Anaxagoras (-500), Epictetus (50), and Croesus (-596). After him are Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), Aristotle Onassis (1906), Mihrimah Sultan (1522), Ahmed II (1643), Mehmed V (1844), and Hipparchus (-190).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Xenophanes ranks 7Before him are Heraclitus (-535), Thales of Miletus (-623), Diogenes (-404), Anaximander (-610), Anaxagoras (-500), and Epictetus (50). After him are Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Chrysippus (-281), Posidonius (-135), Anaximenes of Miletus (-585), and Proclus (412).