Benedetto Croce

1866 - 1952

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Benedetto Croce KOCI, COSML (Italian: [beneˈdetto ˈkroːtʃe]; 25 February 1866 – 20 November 1952) was an Italian idealist philosopher, historian and politician, who wrote on numerous topics, including philosophy, history, historiography and aesthetics. In most regards, Croce was a liberal, although he opposed laissez-faire free trade and had considerable influence on other Italian intellectuals, including both Marxist Antonio Gramsci and fascist Giovanni Gentile. Croce was President of PEN International, the worldwide writers' association, from 1949 until 1952. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benedetto Croce has received more than 344,070 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Benedetto Croce is the 208th most popular philosopher (up from 214th in 2019), the 508th most popular biography from Italy (up from 527th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Italian Philosopher.

Benedetto Croce was a philosopher and historian who is most famous for his philosophy of aesthetics.

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Among philosophers, Benedetto Croce ranks 208 out of 1,089Before him are Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Ibn Tufail, Georgi Plekhanov, and Bayazid Bastami. After him are Pelagius, Muhammad Abduh, Melissus of Samos, Gabriel Marcel, Miguel de Unamuno, and Swami Vivekananda.

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Among people born in 1866, Benedetto Croce ranks 9Before him are Romain Rolland, Erik Satie, H. G. Wells, George Gurdjieff, Thomas Hunt Morgan, and Beatrix Potter. After him are Alfred Werner, Hans von Seeckt, Aby Warburg, Giovanni Agnelli, Ferruccio Busoni, and Anne Sullivan. Among people deceased in 1952, Benedetto Croce ranks 10Before him are John Dewey, Eva Perón, Alexandra Kollontai, Chaim Weizmann, Paul Éluard, and Wilm Hosenfeld. After him are Karen Horney, Walter Schellenberg, Sven Hedin, Elena of Montenegro, Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Hattie McDaniel.

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Among people born in Italy, Benedetto Croce ranks 508 out of 4,088Before him are Filippino Lippi (1457), Lucia Bosè (1931), Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729), Pope Stephen II (715), Pope Stephen I (200), and Domenico Cimarosa (1749). After him are Giorgio Napolitano (1925), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Gianni Rodari (1920), Ennius (-239), Elisabeth Farnese (1692), and Josephine of Leuchtenberg (1807).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Benedetto Croce ranks 18Before him are Bonaventure (1221), Tommaso Campanella (1568), Giambattista Vico (1668), Marsilio Ficino (1433), Cesare Beccaria (1738), and Giorgio Agamben (1942). After him are Hippasus (-600), Julius Evola (1898), Marsilius of Padua (1275), Aristoxenus (-360), Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), and Giovanni Gentile (1875).