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Bonaventure ( BON-ə-ven-chər, -⁠VEN-; Italian: Bonaventura [ˌbɔnavenˈtuːra]; 1221 – 15 July 1274), born Giovanni di Fidanza, was an Italian medieval Franciscan, scholastic theologian and philosopher. The seventh Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, he was also Cardinal Bishop of Albano. He was canonised on 14 April 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in the year 1588 by Pope Sixtus V. He is known as the "Seraphic Doctor" (Latin: Doctor Seraphicus). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bonaventure has received more than 633,553 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Bonaventure is the 107th most popular philosopher (up from 108th in 2019), the 232nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 233rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Italian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Bonaventure ranks 107 out of 1,089. Before him are Theophrastus, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Meister Eckhart, Gilles Deleuze, Ibn Taymiyyah, and Nagarjuna. After him are Tommaso Campanella, Eusebius, Pyrrho, George Gurdjieff, Antisthenes, and Aristippus.

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Among people born in 1221, Bonaventure ranks 1After him are Alfonso X of Castile, Theodore II Laskaris, Margaret of Provence, Al-Adil II, and Qara Hülegü. Among people deceased in 1274, Bonaventure ranks 2Before him is Thomas Aquinas. After him are Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Henry I of Navarre, Emperor Duzong, Robert de Sorbon, Wonjong of Goryeo, and Prince Munetaka.

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Among people born in Italy, Bonaventure ranks 232 out of 4,088. Before him are Gina Lollobrigida (1927), Germanicus (-15), Pope Marcellus II (1501), Pope Benedict XI (1240), Andrea Mantegna (1431), and Pope Clement X (1590). After him are Tommaso Campanella (1568), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Pope Alexander I (100), Diodorus Siculus (-90), and Valentinian III (419).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Bonaventure ranks 12Before him are Lucretius (-94), Empedocles (-490), Pliny the Elder (23), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), and Boethius (480). After him are Tommaso Campanella (1568), Giambattista Vico (1668), Marsilio Ficino (1433), Cesare Beccaria (1738), Giorgio Agamben (1942), and Benedetto Croce (1866).