Bartolus de Saxoferrato

1313 - 1357

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Bartolus de Saxoferrato (Italian: Bartolo da Sassoferrato; 1313 – 13 July 1357) was an Italian law professor and one of the most prominent continental jurists of Medieval Roman Law. He belonged to the school known as the commentators or postglossators. The admiration of later generations of civil lawyers is shown by the adage nemo bonus íurista nisi bartolista — no one is a good jurist unless he is a Bartolist (i.e. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bartolus de Saxoferrato has received more than 67,662 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Bartolus de Saxoferrato is the 404th most popular philosopher (down from 379th in 2019), the 1,144th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,028th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Italian Philosopher.

Bartolus de Saxoferrato is most famous for being a prominent Italian jurist during the 13th century. He is credited with being the first to use the term “ius commune” to refer to the common law of Europe.

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Among philosophers, Bartolus de Saxoferrato ranks 404 out of 1,089Before him are Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Pierre d'Ailly, Arnobius, Bernard of Chartres, and Adolf von Harnack. After him are Ban Zhao, Willard Van Orman Quine, Stilpo, Leszek Kołakowski, Carl Gustav Hempel, and Hipparchia of Maroneia.

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Among people born in 1313, Bartolus de Saxoferrato ranks 3Before him are Giovanni Boccaccio and Cola di Rienzo. After him are Maria of Portugal, Queen of Castile, Ibn al-Khatib, Emperor Kōgon, Isabella of Valois, Duchess of Bourbon, and Constantine III, King of Armenia. Among people deceased in 1357, Bartolus de Saxoferrato ranks 3Before him are Afonso IV of Portugal and Jani Beg. After him are Maria of Portugal, Queen of Castile and Charles I, Lord of Monaco.

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Among people born in Italy, Bartolus de Saxoferrato ranks 1,144 out of 4,088Before him are Ludovico Carracci (1555), Louis V, Duke of Bavaria (1315), Quintus Fabius Pictor (-254), Elsa Morante (1912), Baldassare Peruzzi (1481), and Beatrice d'Este (1475). After him are Julia Drusilla (39), Verres (-120), Lella Lombardi (1941), Princess Carolina of Parma (1770), Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (1587), and Elsa Schiaparelli (1890).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Bartolus de Saxoferrato ranks 31Before him are Theano (-600), Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646), Pietro Pomponazzi (1462), Antonio Negri (1933), Julius Caesar Scaliger (1484), and Thomas Cajetan (1469). After him are Lucilio Vanini (1585), Norberto Bobbio (1909), Vittorino da Feltre (1378), Gaetano Mosca (1858), Brunetto Latini (1220), and Gianni Vattimo (1936).