1126 - 1198


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 pronunciation: ), 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 west 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 1,505,473 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 30th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Averroes ranks 29 out of 1,005Before him are Arthur Schopenhauer, Heraclitus, Erasmus, Thales of Miletus, Friedrich Engels, and Laozi. After him are Søren Kierkegaard, Martin Heidegger, David Hume, Sun Tzu, Diogenes, and Democritus.

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Among people born in 1126, Averroes ranks 1After him are William I of Sicily, Khaqani, Mieszko III the Old, Anvari, Peter I of Courtenay, Michael the Syrian, and John Doukas. Among people deceased in 1198, Averroes ranks 1After him are Pope Celestine III, Constance, Queen of Sicily, Marie of France, Countess of Champagne, Dulce of Aragon, Sophia of Minsk, William III of Sicily, 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 12 out of 1,895Before him are Francisco Goya (1746), Diego Velázquez (1599), Trajan (53), Francisco Franco (1892), Miguel de Cervantes (1547), and Hernán Cortés (1485). After him are Hadrian (76), Theodosius I (340), Philip II of Spain (1527), Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ignatius of Loyola (1491), and Pope Alexander VI (1431).


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), Baltasar Gracián (1601), Miguel de Unamuno (1864), Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), and Abraham ibn Ezra (1089).

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