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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.

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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 greatest of all time, Archimedes anticipated modern calculus and analysis by applying concepts of infinitesimals and the method of exhaustion to derive and rigorously prove a range of geometrical theorems, including the area of a circle, the surface area and volume of a sphere, and the area under a parabola. Other mathematical achievements include deriving an accurate approximation of pi, defining ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Syracuse, Italy

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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 Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven. His writings cover many subjects – including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government – and constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. Shortly after Plato died, Aristotle left Athens and, at the request of Philip of Macedon, ...more on Wikipedia

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

Birthplace: Stagira, Greece

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#45 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#5 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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#8 on Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead

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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 on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Knidos, Turkey

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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 anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and neurology, as well as philosophy and logic. The son of Aelius Nicon, a wealthy architect with scholarly interests, Galen received a comprehensive education that prepared him for a successful career as a physician and philosopher. He traveled extensively, exposing himself to a wide variety of medical theories and discoveries before settling in Rome, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 70 (130-200)

Birthplace: Pergamon, Turkey

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