PHILOSOPHER

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 southern Italian scholar (Aristotelian scholastic) and clergyman of the 14th century, as well as a humanist, philologist and theologian. When Gregorios Palamas defended Hesychasm (the Eastern Orthodox Church's mystical teaching on prayer), Barlaam accused him of heresy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barlaam of Seminara has received more than 69,852 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Barlaam of Seminara is the 572nd most popular philosopher (down from 525th in 2019), the 523rd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 456th in 2019) and the 36th most popular Turkish Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Barlaam of Seminara ranks 572 out of 1,089Before him are David Hartley, Zou Yan, Gaius Musonius Rufus, Guarino da Verona, Jyotirao Phule, and Zhou Dunyi. After him are Alexander of Hales, Gongsun Long, Johannes Bugenhagen, Al-Shahrastani, Johann Christoph Gottsched, and Karl Leonhard Reinhold.

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Contemporaries

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

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Barlaam of Seminara ranks 523 out of 1,128Before him are Andronikos V Palaiologos (1400), Hipponax (-600), Apollonius Molon (-200), Dürrüşehvar Sultan (1914), Sarduri I (-900), and Rüştü Reçber (1973). After him are Hakan Şükür (1971), Demetrios I of Constantinople (1914), Tchéky Karyo (1953), Ishpuini of Urartu (-900), Rusa II (-800), and Callippus (-370).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Turkey

Among philosophers born in Turkey, Barlaam of Seminara ranks 36Before him are George Pachymeres (1242), Crates of Mallus (-200), Themistius (317), Diogenes of Oenoanda (200), Manuel Chrysoloras (1355), and Metrodorus of Lampsacus (-331). After him are Bardaisan (154), Nausiphanes (-400), Maximus Planudes (1260), Nikephoros Blemmydes (1197), Diodorus Cronus (-400), and Crantor (-400).