Zou Yan

305 BC - 240 BC

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Zou Yan (; Chinese: 鄒衍; 305 BC – 240 BC) was a Chinese philosopher best known as the representative thinker of the Yin and Yang School (or School of Naturalists) during the Hundred Schools of Thought era in Chinese philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zou Yan has received more than 72,520 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Zou Yan is the 567th most popular philosopher (down from 510th in 2019).

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Among philosophers, Zou Yan ranks 567 out of 1,089Before her are Peter Deunov, Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, Werner Jaeger, Zhang Daoling, Georges Canguilhem, and David Hartley. After her are Gaius Musonius Rufus, Guarino da Verona, Jyotirao Phule, Zhou Dunyi, Barlaam of Seminara, and Alexander of Hales.

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Among people born in 305 BC, Zou Yan ranks 2Before her is Arsinoe I.  Among people deceased in 240 BC, Zou Yan ranks 5Before her are Euclid, Callimachus, Arcesilaus, and Aratus. After her is Posidippus.

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