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Francesco Algarotti

1712 - 1764

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Count Francesco Algarotti (11 December 1712 – 3 May 1764) was an Italian polymath, philosopher, poet, essayist, anglophile, art critic and art collector. He was a man of broad knowledge, an expert in Newtonianism, architecture and opera. He was a friend of Frederick the Great and leading authors of his times: Voltaire, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, Pierre-Louis de Maupertuis and the atheist Julien Offray de La Mettrie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francesco Algarotti has received more than 118,042 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Francesco Algarotti is the 675th most popular philosopher (up from 791st in 2019), the 1,907th most popular biography from Italy (up from 2,227th in 2019) and the 51st most popular Italian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Francesco Algarotti ranks 675 out of 1,081Before him are Svetozar Marković, Diodorus Cronus, Alfred Schmidt, Amalric of Bena, Gilbert de la Porrée, and Abd al-Rahman al-Awza'i. After him are Isaac Israeli ben Solomon, Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, William Paley, Pyotr Lavrov, Jerry Fodor, and Olavo de Carvalho.

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Among people born in 1712, Francesco Algarotti ranks 11Before him are Francesco Guardi, Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp, Sayat-Nova, Jacques Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay, Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, and Pauline Félicité de Mailly-Nesle. After him are Tokugawa Ieshige, Toriyama Sekien, George Grenville, Charles-Michel de l'Épée, Johann Samuel König, and Konrad Ernst Ackermann. Among people deceased in 1764, Francesco Algarotti ranks 11Before him are Christian Goldbach, Pietro Locatelli, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Johann Mattheson, and Erik Pontoppidan. After him are William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Semyon Chelyuskin, Nathaniel Bliss, Picander, and Sophie Caroline of Brandenburg-Kulmbach.

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Among people born in Italy, Francesco Algarotti ranks 1,907 out of 4,668Before him are Vitalis of Milan (null), Humbert II, Count of Savoy (1065), Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark (1939), Properzia de' Rossi (1490), Carmine Crocco (1830), and Aurelio Peccei (1908). After him are Roger of Salerno (1100), Gerolama Orsini (1503), Giulio Alberoni (1664), Maria Salviati (1499), Riz Ortolani (1926), and Nevio Scala (1947).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Francesco Algarotti ranks 51Before him are Pietro d'Abano (1250), Nicola Abbagnano (1901), Cristoforo Landino (1424), Guarino da Verona (1374), Giles of Rome (1243), and Antonio Labriola (1843). After him are Antonio Rosmini (1797), Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (1707), Pantaenus (200), Luigi Guido Grandi (1671), Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889), and Ludovico Antonio Muratori (1672).