Benedetto Croce

1866 - 1952

Benedetto Croce

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 320,960 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 217th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Benedetto Croce ranks 215 out of 1,005Before him are Moses Mendelssohn, Nicolas Malebranche, Gabriel Marcel, Julia Kristeva, Josef Breuer, and Hippias. After him are Christian Wolff, Paul Feyerabend, Franz Brentano, Paulo Freire, Diotima of Mantinea, and Otto Weininger.

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Among people born in 1866, Benedetto Croce ranks 10Before him are H. G. Wells, Erik Satie, George Gurdjieff, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Beatrix Potter, and Alfred Werner. After him are Giovanni Agnelli, Aby Warburg, Charles Nicolle, Ferruccio Busoni, Hans von Seeckt, and Jacinto Benavente. Among people deceased in 1952, Benedetto Croce ranks 9Before him are Eva Perón, John Dewey, George VI, Chaim Weizmann, Alexandra Kollontai, and Wilm Hosenfeld. After him are Paul Éluard, Walter Schellenberg, Sven Hedin, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Elena of Montenegro, and Karen Horney.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Benedetto Croce ranks 527 out of 3,282Before him are Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290), Antonio Pigafetta (1492), Giulio Andreotti (1919), Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), Carlo Ponti (1912), and Octavia the Younger (-69). After him are Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583), Conrad IV of Germany (1228), Charles III of Naples (1345), Pope-elect Stephen (700), Pope Silverius (490), and Salvatore Adamo (1943).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Benedetto Croce ranks 17Before him are Tommaso Campanella (1568), Bonaventure (1221), Marsilio Ficino (1433), Giambattista Vico (1668), Cesare Beccaria (1738), and Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646). After him are Hippasus (-600), Marsilius of Padua (1275), Aristoxenus (-360), Giorgio Agamben (1942), Julius Evola (1898), and Alcmaeon of Croton (-510).

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