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Barlaam of Seminara

1290 - 1348

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Barlaam of Seminara (Bernardo Massari, as a layman), c. 1290–1348, or Barlaam of Calabria (Greek: Βαρλαὰμ Καλαβρός) was a Basilian monk, theologian and humanistic scholar born in southern Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barlaam of Seminara has received more than 91,565 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Barlaam of Seminara is the 577th most popular philosopher (down from 572nd in 2019), the 538th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 523rd in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Turkish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Barlaam of Seminara ranks 577 out of 1,081Before him are Anaxarchus, James Ussher, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Eric Voegelin, Paul Virilio, and Zhang Daoling. After him are Yang Zhu, Thomas Reid, Hans Blumenberg, Narayana Guru, Hermann Lotze, and Dignāga.

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Among people born in 1290, Barlaam of Seminara ranks 11Before him are Leopold I, Duke of Austria, Rustichello da Pisa, Taddeo Gaddi, Gajah Mada, John Parricida, and Bernardo Daddi. After him are Beatrice of Silesia, Jacob van Artevelde, Mayta Cápac, Theodore I, Constance of Portugal, and Matthias of Arras. Among people deceased in 1348, Barlaam of Seminara ranks 10Before him are Laura de Noves, Al-Dhahabi, Blanche of Valois, Giovanni Villani, Don Juan Manuel, and Bernardo Daddi. After him are Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Aragon, Emperor Hanazono, Charles, Duke of Durazzo, Ferrer Bassa, Maso di Banco, and John, Duke of Randazzo.

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Among people born in Turkey, Barlaam of Seminara ranks 538 out of 1,301Before him are Yaşar Kemal (1923), Walter Sydney Adams (1876), Leo V, King of Armenia (1342), Jovan Vladimir (990), Theodore Metochites (1270), and Drastamat Kanayan (1884). After him are Neslişah Sultan (1921), Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti (1929), Doukas (1400), Kemal Sunal (1944), Şehzade Korkut (1467), and Hakan Şükür (1971).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Barlaam of Seminara ranks 33Before him are Eubulides (-500), Nicephorus Gregoras (1295), George Pachymeres (1242), Themistius (317), Crates of Mallus (-200), and Metrodorus of Lampsacus (-331). After him are Diogenes of Oenoanda (200), Maximus Planudes (1260), Bardaisan (154), Manuel Chrysoloras (1355), Diodorus Cronus (-400), and Nausiphanes (-400).