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Ibn Rushd (Arabic: ابن رشد; full name in Arabic: أبو الوليد محمد ابن احمد ابن رشد, romanized: Abū l-Walīd Muḥammad Ibn ʾAḥmad Ibn Rušd; 14 April 1126 – 11 December 1198), often Latinized as Averroes (English: ), was a Muslim Andalusian polymath and jurist who wrote about many subjects, including philosophy, theology, medicine, astronomy, physics, psychology, mathematics, Islamic jurisprudence and law, and linguistics. The author of more than 100 books and treatises, his philosophical works include numerous commentaries on Aristotle, for which he was known in the western world as The Commentator and Father of Rationalism. Ibn Rushd also served as a chief judge and a court physician for the Almohad Caliphate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Averroes has received more than 1,912,822 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Averroes is the 28th most popular philosopher (up from 29th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Spain (up from 12th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Spanish Philosopher.

Averroes is most famous for his commentaries on Aristotle.

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Among philosophers, Averroes ranks 28 out of 1,089Before him are Heraclitus, Baruch Spinoza, Erasmus, Thales of Miletus, Seneca the Younger, and Friedrich Engels. After him are Democritus, Diogenes, David Hume, Laozi, Martin Heidegger, and Søren Kierkegaard.

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Among people born in 1126, Averroes ranks 1After him are William I of Sicily, Khaqani, Mieszko III the Old, Michael the Syrian, Peter I of Courtenay, Anvari, John Doukas, and Sibylla of Burgundy. Among people deceased in 1198, Averroes ranks 1After him are Pope Celestine III, Constance, Queen of Sicily, Marie of France, Countess of Champagne, William III of Sicily, Sophia of Minsk, Dulce of Aragon, Frederick I, Duke of Austria, Eustathius of Thessalonica, Al-Aziz Uthman, and Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair.

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Among people born in Spain, Averroes ranks 11 out of 2,595Before him are Antoni Gaudí (1852), Trajan (53), Seneca the Younger (-4), Miguel de Cervantes (1547), Francisco Franco (1892), and Diego Velázquez (1599). After him are Hernán Cortés (1485), Theodosius I (340), Hadrian (76), Philip II of Spain (1527), Isabella I of Castile (1451), and Ignatius of Loyola (1491).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Averroes ranks 2Before him are Seneca the Younger (-4). After him are Isidore of Seville (560), Ibn Arabi (1165), Ramon Llull (1232), José Ortega y Gasset (1883), Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021), Ibn Tufail (1110), Miguel de Unamuno (1864), Baltasar Gracián (1601), Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), and Francisco Suárez (1548).