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Alberico Gentili

1552 - 1608

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Alberico Gentili (14 January 1552 – 19 June 1608) was an Italian jurist, a tutor of Queen Elizabeth I, and a standing advocate to the Spanish Embassy in London, who served as the Regius professor of civil law at the University of Oxford for 21 years. He is regarded as the co-founder of the field of international law, and thus known as the "Father of international law". The first medieval writer on public international law,in 1587 Gentili became the first non-English person to be a Regius Professor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alberico Gentili has received more than 158,670 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Alberico Gentili is the 41st most popular lawyer (up from 702nd in 2019), the 2,528th most popular biography from Italy (up from 2,612th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Italian Lawyer.

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Among lawyers, Alberico Gentili ranks 41 out of 68Before him are Alfenus Varus, Peter Yorck von Wartenburg, Heinrich Marx, Asad ibn al-Furat, Alan Dershowitz, and William Blackstone. After him are Cino da Pistoia, Johann Kaspar Bluntschli, Adrian Năstase, Hisashi Owada, Navi Pillay, and Roy Cohn.

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Among people born in 1552, Alberico Gentili ranks 20Before him are Dom Justo Takayama, Marfa Sobakina, Anna of Cleves, Pietro Cataldi, Paolo Sarpi, and Barbara Longhi. After him are Edward Coke, Richard Hakluyt, and Gabriello Chiabrera. Among people deceased in 1608, Alberico Gentili ranks 13Before him are Andrew Avellino, Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg, Sigismund Rákóczi, Bernardo Buontalenti, Marie Eleonore of Cleves, and Ğazı II Giray. After him are Bartolomeo Carducci, Ivan Bolotnikov, Philipp Nicolai, and Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Alberico Gentili ranks 2,528 out of 4,668Before him are Giovanni Sgambati (1841), Reniero Zeno (1250), Taddeo di Bartolo (1362), Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (1580), Carlo Rambaldi (1925), and Massimo d'Azeglio (1798). After him are Caterina Boratto (1915), Massimo Ranieri (1951), Joseph the Hymnographer (816), Gianluigi Saccaro (1938), Sylvano Bussotti (1931), and Bartolomeo Carducci (1554).

Among LAWYERS In Italy

Among lawyers born in Italy, Alberico Gentili ranks 4Before him are Irnerius (1050), Baldus de Ubaldis (1327), and Alfenus Varus (-100). After him are Cino da Pistoia (1270) and Dario Franceschini (1958).