735 - 804


Alcuin of York (; Latin: Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus; c. 735 – 19 May 804) – also called Ealhwine, Alhwin, or Alchoin – was an English scholar, clergyman, poet, and teacher from York, Northumbria. He was born around 735 and became the student of Archbishop Ecgbert at York. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alcuin has received more than 462,872 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 169th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Alcuin ranks 168 out of 1,005Before him are Han Fei, Paul Ricœur, Swami Vivekananda, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Porphyry, and Athanasius Kircher. After him are John Scotus Eriugena, Jakob Böhme, Ernest Renan, Hans Kelsen, Jean Buridan, and José Ortega y Gasset.

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Among people born in 735, Alcuin ranks 1After him are Kardam of Bulgaria and Willehad. Among people deceased in 804, Alcuin ranks 1After him are Lu Yu and Giovanni Galbaio.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alcuin ranks 218 out of 5,347Before him are Charles II of England (1630), Arnold J. Toynbee (1889), Robert Burns (1759), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), Catherine Howard (1523), and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842). After him are George Everest (1790), John Deacon (1951), Laurence Olivier (1907), Anthony Giddens (1938), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Alcuin ranks 13Before him are Roger Bacon (1220), Herbert Spencer (1820), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Duns Scotus (1265), John Wycliffe (1324), and Joseph Priestley (1733). After him are John Venn (1834), Thomas Carlyle (1795), William Godwin (1756), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), A. S. Neill (1883), and G. E. Moore (1873).