Eugenio Garin

1909 - 2004

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Eugenio Garin (May 9, 1909 – December 29, 2004) was an Italian philosopher and Renaissance historian. He was recognised as an authority on the cultural history of the Renaissance. Born at Rieti, Garin studied philosophy at the University of Florence, graduating in 1929, and after a period as professor of philosophy at the liceo scientifico Stanislao Cannizzaro in Palermo and the University of Cagliari, Garin began teaching at his alma mater in 1949 until 1974, then moving to the Scuola Normale di Pisa until his retirement in 1984. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eugenio Garin has received more than 24,148 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Eugenio Garin is the 970th most popular philosopher (down from 904th in 2019), the 2,878th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,449th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular Italian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Eugenio Garin ranks 970 out of 1,089Before him are James Dunn, Rüdiger Safranski, Merab Mamardashvili, Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster, Luis Vélez de Guevara, and Anathon Aall. After him are G. A. Cohen, Julián Marías, Ernest Nagel, Ivan Aksakov, Bernard Lonergan, and Gómez Pereira.

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Among people born in 1909, Eugenio Garin ranks 199Before him are Karl Gruber, Claude Chevalley, Shura Cherkassky, Đorđe Vujadinović, Irakli Abashidze, and Massimo Pallottino. After him are Lev Artsimovich, Dorino Serafini, Chester Himes, Abdulrahman Fawzi, Severino Minelli, and Spyros Markezinis. Among people deceased in 2004, Eugenio Garin ranks 162Before him are Rodney Dangerfield, Daniel J. Boorstin, Jacek Kuroń, Werner Goldberg, Janet Frame, and Delfín Benítez Cáceres. After him are O. W. Fischer, Leonel Brizola, Torsten Hägerstrand, Oscar Heisserer, Agnes Martin, and Claude Nougaro.

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Among people born in Italy, Eugenio Garin ranks 2,878 out of 4,088Before him are Pietro Ferraris (1912), Giuseppe Impastato (1948), Massimo Pallottino (1909), Giancarlo De Sisti (1943), Gigi Meroni (1943), and Carlo Galetti (1882). After him are Mango (1954), Ercole Baldini (1933), Paolo Savi (1798), Cole Sprouse (1992), Mario Rigoni Stern (1921), and Betty Curtis (1936).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Eugenio Garin ranks 62Before him are John Italus (1025), Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889), Camillo Berneri (1897), Vincenzo Gioberti (1801), Andrea Carlo Ferrari (1850), and Alois Riehl (1844). After him are Luciano Floridi (1964) and Rosi Braidotti (1954).