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List of notable or famous philosophers from Greece, with bios and photos, including the top philosophers born in Greece and even some popular philosophers who immigrated to Greece. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Greek philosophers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These philosophers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known philosopher from Greece is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Plato and Socrates.

This historic philosophers from Greece list can help answer the questions "Who are some Greek philosophers of note?" and "Who are the most famous philosophers from Greece?" These prominent philosophers of Greece may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Greek philosophers.

Use this list of renowned Greek philosophers to discover some new philosophers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (10 items)
Archimedes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Greece
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Archimedes of Syracuse was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. Generally considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the ...more

Birthplace: Syracuse, Italy

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor, Scientist, Philosopher, + more

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#9 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#46 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Greece
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Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece. His father, Nicomachus, died when Aristotle was a child, whereafter Proxenus of Atarneus became his guardian. At eighteen, he joined Plato's Academy in ...more

Age: Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

Birthplace: Stagira, Greece

Profession: Tutor, Polymath, Scientist, Writer, Philosopher, + more

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#44 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#6 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#5 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#12 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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Eudoxus of Cnidus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Philosophers from Greece
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Eudoxus of Cnidus was a Greek astronomer, mathematician, scholar and student of Plato. All of his works are lost, though some fragments are preserved in Hipparchus' commentary on Aratus's poem on astronomy. Theodosius of Bithynia's important work, Sphaerics, may be based on a work of Eudoxus. ...more

Birthplace: Knidos, Turkey

Profession: Mathematician, Physician, Philosopher, Astronomer

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Galen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Greece
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Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus, better known as Galen of Pergamon, was a prominent Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman empire. Arguably the most accomplished of all medical researchers of antiquity, Galen influenced the development of various scientific disciplines, including ...more

Age: Died at 70 (130-200)

Birthplace: Pergamon, Turkey

Profession: Physician, Surgeon, Philosopher

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