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Elena Cornaro Piscopia

1646 - 1684

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Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia (US: , Italian: [ˈɛːlena luˈkrɛttsja korˈnaːro piˈskɔːpja]; 5 June 1646 – 26 July 1684) or Elena Lucrezia Corner (Italian: [korˈnɛr]), also known in English as Helen Cornaro, was a Venetian philosopher of noble descent who in 1678 became one of the first women to receive an academic degree from a university, and the first to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elena Cornaro Piscopia has received more than 751,147 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the 336th most popular philosopher (down from 317th in 2019), the 921st most popular biography from Italy (down from 876th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Italian Philosopher.

Elena Cornaro Piscopia was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. She was the first woman to receive a doctorate from a university, and she was the first woman to teach at a university.

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Among philosophers, Elena Cornaro Piscopia ranks 336 out of 1,081Before her are Ramanuja, Crates of Thebes, Timon of Phlius, Otto Neurath, Peter Singer, and Bruno Latour. After her are Hwang Jini, Francisco de Vitoria, Antoine Arnauld, Juan Luis Vives, Jacques Rancière, and Edgar Morin.

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Among people born in 1646, Elena Cornaro Piscopia ranks 6Before her are Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Christian V of Denmark, Ismail Ibn Sharif, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, and John Flamsteed. After her are Antoine Galland, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Maria Francisca of Savoy, Godfrey Kneller, Hortense Mancini, and Charles Plumier. Among people deceased in 1684, Elena Cornaro Piscopia ranks 4Before her are Pierre Corneille, Pieter de Hooch, and Edme Mariotte. After her are Nicola Amati, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Josefa de Óbidos, Anne Gonzaga, Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein, Antoine Gombaud, Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony, and Johann Rosenmüller.

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Among people born in Italy, Elena Cornaro Piscopia ranks 921 out of 4,668Before her are Elsa Schiaparelli (1890), Valentina Visconti, Duchess of Orléans (1371), Umberto Giordano (1867), Fausta (289), Clementia of Hungary (1293), and Carlo Carrà (1881). After her are Nina Ricci (1883), Julia (-76), David Sassoli (1956), Venantius Fortunatus (530), Rocco Siffredi (1964), and Cesare Pavese (1908).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Elena Cornaro Piscopia ranks 26Before her are Giorgio Agamben (1942), Theano (-600), Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Julius Evola (1898), Aristoxenus (-360), and Giovanni Gentile (1875). After her are Pietro Pomponazzi (1462), Julius Caesar Scaliger (1484), Bartolus de Saxoferrato (1313), Antonio Negri (1933), Lucilio Vanini (1585), and Brunetto Latini (1220).