Duns Scotus

1265 - 1308

Duns Scotus

John Duns (c. 1265/66 – 8 November 1308), commonly called Duns Scotus ( SKOH-təs, Ecclesiastical Latin: [duns ˈskotus]; "Duns the Scot"), was a Scottish Catholic priest and Franciscan friar, university professor, philosopher, and theologian. He is one of the three most important philosopher-theologians of Western Europe in the High Middle Ages, together with Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham. Scotus has had considerable influence on both Catholic and secular thought. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Duns Scotus has received more than 607,988 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 123rd most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Duns Scotus ranks 121 out of 1,005Before him are Hans-Georg Gadamer, Aristippus, George Gurdjieff, Emil Cioran, Oswald Spengler, and Ramon Llull. After him are Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Eusebius, John Rawls, Count of St. Germain, Mozi, and Marsilio Ficino.

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Among people born in 1265, Duns Scotus ranks 2Before him is Dante Alighieri. After him are Temür Khan, Andrew III of Hungary, Beatrice Portinari, Alfonso III of Aragon, Henry of Bohemia, Emperor Fushimi, Lucia, Countess of Tripoli, María de Molina, Ramon Muntaner, and Otto III, Duke of Carinthia. Among people deceased in 1308, Duns Scotus ranks 1After him are Albert I of Germany, Emperor Go-Nijō, Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of Sicily, Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, and George I of Bulgaria.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Duns Scotus ranks 140 out of 5,347Before him are Liam Neeson (1952), Robert Owen (1771), T. E. Lawrence (1888), John, King of England (1166), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), and James Chadwick (1891). After him are Eric Clapton (1945), William Golding (1911), Jane Seymour (1508), Maggie Smith (1934), Cary Grant (1904), and Humphry Davy (1778).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Duns Scotus ranks 10Before him are David Hume (1711), Thomas More (1478), William of Ockham (1285), Roger Bacon (1220), Herbert Spencer (1820), and Jeremy Bentham (1748). After him are John Wycliffe (1324), Joseph Priestley (1733), Alcuin (735), John Venn (1834), Thomas Carlyle (1795), and William Godwin (1756).