Antonio Gramsci

1891 - 1937

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Antonio Francesco Gramsci (UK: , US: ; Italian: [anˈtɔːnjo franˈtʃesko ˈɡramʃi] (listen); 22 January 1891 – 27 April 1937) was an Italian Marxist philosopher, journalist, linguist, writer, and politician. He wrote on philosophy, political theory, sociology, history, and linguistics. He was a founding member and one-time leader of the Communist Party of Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonio Gramsci has received more than 3,116,999 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Antonio Gramsci is the 68th most popular philosopher (up from 69th in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from Italy (up from 113th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Philosopher.

Antonio Gramsci was a Marxist philosopher and activist who was imprisoned by Mussolini in the 1920s. He is most famous for his theory of cultural hegemony, which explains how the dominant class in society can maintain power by controlling the cultural aspects of society, such as religion, education, and media.

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Among philosophers, Antonio Gramsci ranks 68 out of 1,081Before him are Pliny the Elder, Ludwig Feuerbach, Peter Abelard, George Berkeley, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, and Arius. After him are Karl Jaspers, Rudolf Steiner, Ramakrishna, Epictetus, William of Ockham, and Xenophanes.

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Among people born in 1891, Antonio Gramsci ranks 3Before him are Karl Dönitz and Erwin Rommel. After him are Sergei Prokofiev, B. R. Ambedkar, Mikhail Bulgakov, Walter Model, James Chadwick, Max Ernst, Edith Stein, Nelly Sachs, and Henry Miller. Among people deceased in 1937, Antonio Gramsci ranks 7Before him are Ernest Rutherford, Pierre de Coubertin, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Adler, John D. Rockefeller, and Maurice Ravel. After him are H. P. Lovecraft, Amelia Earhart, George Gershwin, Erich Ludendorff, Lou Andreas-Salomé, and Mikhail Tukhachevsky.

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Among people born in Italy, Antonio Gramsci ranks 105 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Paul III (1468), Terence Hill (1939), Pope Leo XIII (1810), Masaccio (1401), Amedeo Avogadro (1776), and Antoninus Pius (86). After him are Pope Innocent III (1160), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736), Luigi Galvani (1737), Lucrezia Borgia (1480), and Silvio Berlusconi (1936).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Antonio Gramsci ranks 9Before him are Parmenides (-501), Maria Montessori (1870), Zeno of Elea (-490), Empedocles (-490), Lucretius (-94), and Pliny the Elder (23). After him are Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Boethius (480), Tommaso Campanella (1568), Marsilio Ficino (1433), Giambattista Vico (1668), and Bonaventure (1221).