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Benedetto Croce

1866 - 1952

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Benedetto Croce (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 Italian Fascist Giovanni Gentile.Croce was the 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 484,108 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Benedetto Croce is the 220th most popular philosopher (down from 208th in 2019), the 562nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 508th in 2019) and the 19th 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 220 out of 1,081Before him are Diotima of Mantinea, Ibn Tufail, Joseph de Maistre, Chilon of Sparta, Bias of Priene, and Slavoj Žižek. After him are Miguel de Unamuno, Isaiah Berlin, Baltasar Gracián, Paul Feyerabend, Giorgio Agamben, and Milarepa.

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Among people born in 1866, Benedetto Croce ranks 9Before him are Romain Rolland, Erik Satie, H. G. Wells, Thomas Hunt Morgan, George Gurdjieff, and Alfred Werner. After him are Beatrix Potter, Aby Warburg, Giovanni Agnelli, Hans von Seeckt, Ferruccio Busoni, and Aleksandr Ulyanov. Among people deceased in 1952, Benedetto Croce ranks 11Before him are Eva Perón, Alexandra Kollontai, Wilm Hosenfeld, Chaim Weizmann, Paul Éluard, and Karen Horney. After him are Walter Schellenberg, Elena of Montenegro, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Sven Hedin, Khorloogiin Choibalsan, and Ferenc Molnár.

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Among people born in Italy, Benedetto Croce ranks 562 out of 4,668Before him are Salvatore Adamo (1943), Pope Leo VII (900), Charles Ponzi (1882), Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583), Louis II of Italy (825), and Antonello da Messina (1430). After him are Giovanni Gabrieli (1557), Julia the Elder (-39), Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1782), Rudolph Valentino (1895), Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1549), and Raffaella Carrà (1943).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Benedetto Croce ranks 19Before him are Marsilio Ficino (1433), Giambattista Vico (1668), Bonaventure (1221), Cesare Beccaria (1738), Hippasus (-600), and Marsilius of Padua (1275). After him are Giorgio Agamben (1942), Theano (-600), Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Julius Evola (1898), Aristoxenus (-360), and Giovanni Gentile (1875).