Duns Scotus

1265 - 1308

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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 four most important philosopher-theologians of Western Europe in the High Middle Ages, together with Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure, 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 762,867 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Duns Scotus is the 122nd most popular philosopher (down from 120th in 2019), the 149th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 140th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Duns Scotus ranks 122 out of 1,089Before him are Emil Cioran, Ibn Arabi, Mozi, Charles Fourier, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and John Wycliffe. After him are Giambattista Vico, Marsilio Ficino, Oswald Spengler, Henri de Saint-Simon, Martin Buber, and Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab.

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

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Duns Scotus ranks 149 out of 6,924Before him are Bernard Montgomery (1887), Paul Dirac (1902), Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), Edward the Elder (871), Anthony Eden (1897), and Roald Dahl (1916). After him are Robert the Bruce (1274), Cat Stevens (1948), Ada Lovelace (1815), Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), Thomas Newcomen (1663), and Eric Clapton (1945).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Duns Scotus ranks 11Before him are Thomas More (1478), Herbert Spencer (1820), William of Ockham (1285), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Roger Bacon (1220), and John Wycliffe (1324). After him are Joseph Priestley (1733), Alcuin (735), John Venn (1834), Pelagius (360), William Godwin (1756), and Thomas Carlyle (1795).