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List of famous philosophys, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top philosophys in the world? This includes the most prominent philosophys, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable philosophys is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic philosophys were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned philosophys.

This list features people like George Soros and Michael Polanyi.

From reputable, prominent, and well known philosophys to the lesser known philosophys of today, these are some of the best professionals in the philosophy field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous philosophys ever?" and "What are the names of famous philosophys?" then you're in the right place. (67 items)
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of England" because of his short sale of US$10 billion worth of pounds, giving him a profit of $1 billion during the 1992 ...more

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Age: 86

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Analyst, Business magnate, Trader, Businessperson Speculator, + more

Credits: Inside Job, ManĂª kakumei, Jonathan Dimbleby, Tavis Smiley

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Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1905-1982)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Philosopher, Playwright

Credits: The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged: Part I, Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike, Love Letters

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Deepak Chopra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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Deepak Chopra is an Indian-born American author and public speaker. He is an alternative medicine advocate and a promoter of popular forms of spirituality, who has been described by the New York Times as a "controversial New-Age guru". Through his books and videos, he has become one of the ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Eurasia, India, New Delhi

Profession: Public speaker, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Physician Actor, + more

Credits: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Decoding Deepak, One, Rooted in Peace

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Cicero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists. His influence on the Latin ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (105 BC-42 BC)

Birthplace: Arpinum, Rome

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Orator, Writer Philosopher, + more

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by ...more

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Age: Died at 52 (1729-1781)

Birthplace: Kamenz, Eurasia, Saxony, Germany

Profession: Librarian, Dramaturge, Art critic, Writer Publicist, + more

Credits: Emilia Galotti, The Girl from Barnhelm

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Geoffrey Chaucer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, ...more

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Age: Died at 57 (1343-1400)

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London England, + more

Profession: Poet, Diplomat, Bureaucrat, Author Astrologer, + more

Credits: The Canterbury Tales

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Khalil Gibran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer of the New York Pen League. Born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire, as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in ...more

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Age: Died at 48 (1883-1931)

Birthplace: Bsharri, Lebanon

Profession: Painter, Poet, Author, Writer Philosopher

Credits: The Prophet, The Three Ants, The Prophet

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1772-1834)

Birthplace: Ottery St Mary, United Kingdom

Profession: Poet, Critic, Philosopher

Credits: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Ancient Mariner, Christabel

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