Francisco de Vitoria

1483 - 1546

Francisco de Vitoria

Francisco de Vitoria (c. 1483 – 12 August 1546; also known as Francisco de Victoria) was a Spanish Roman Catholic philosopher, theologian, and jurist of Renaissance Spain. He is the founder of the tradition in philosophy known as the School of Salamanca, noted especially for his contributions to the theory of just war and international law. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco de Vitoria has received more than 224,476 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 376th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Francisco de Vitoria ranks 374 out of 1,005Before him are Thrasymachus, Edward de Bono, Wilhelm Windelband, Maurice Halbwachs, Julius Caesar Scaliger, and H. L. A. Hart. After him are Leszek Kołakowski, Charles Taylor, Rudolf Otto, Bruno Latour, Ramanuja, and Bartolus de Saxoferrato.

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Among people born in 1483, Francisco de Vitoria ranks 6Before him are Martin Luther, Raphael, Babur, Francesco Guicciardini, and Ayas Mehmed Pasha. After him are Paolo Giovio, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Gasparo Contarini, and Nicolaus von Amsdorf. Among people deceased in 1546, Francisco de Vitoria ranks 6Before him are Martin Luther, Hayreddin Barbarossa, Francisco de Orellana, Giulio Romano, and Meera. After him are Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Étienne Dolet, Isabella di Morra, and Petru Rareș.

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Among people born in Spain, Francisco de Vitoria ranks 278 out of 1,895Before him are Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1910), Miguel López de Legazpi (1502), Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba (1453), Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836), Vicente Aleixandre (1898), and Blanche II of Navarre (1424). After him are Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Umawi (844), Liuvigild (525), Mercè Rodoreda (1908), Benjamin of Tudela (1130), Xavi (1980), and Felipe González (1942).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Francisco de Vitoria ranks 15Before him are Baltasar Gracián (1601), Miguel de Unamuno (1864), Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), Juan Luis Vives (1492), and Francisco Suárez (1548). After him are George Santayana (1863), Nachmanides (1194), Pompeia Plotina (65), Hasdai Crescas (1340), Luis de Molina (1535), and Joseph Albo (1380).

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