Franciscus Gomarus

1563 - 1641

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Franciscus Gomarus (François Gomaer; 30 January 1563 – 11 January 1641) was a Dutch theologian, a strict Calvinist and an opponent of the teaching of Jacobus Arminius (and his followers), whose theological disputes were addressed at the Synod of Dort (or Dordrecht) (1618–19). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franciscus Gomarus has received more than 40,936 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Franciscus Gomarus is the 799th most popular philosopher (up from 841st in 2019), the 335th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 338th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Belgian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Franciscus Gomarus ranks 799 out of 1,089Before him are Lanza del Vasto, Herman of Carinthia, Pyotr Lavrov, Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann, and Stephen Toulmin. After him are Gautama Maharishi, Marco Antonio de Dominis, Karel Kosík, Michael Baius, John Argyropoulos, and Michael Dummett.

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Among people born in 1563, Franciscus Gomarus ranks 14Before him are Andrew Báthory, Hosokawa Gracia, Jodocus Hondius, Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, Hosokawa Tadaoki, and Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst. After him are Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, Heo Nanseolheon, and Katō Yoshiaki. Among people deceased in 1641, Franciscus Gomarus ranks 10Before him are Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Thomas Mun, George, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg, Jane Frances de Chantal, Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, and Johan Banér. After him are Pau Claris i Casademunt, Adam van Noort, Hedwig of Denmark, Jeremiah Horrocks, and Thomas Heywood.

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Among people born in Belgium, Franciscus Gomarus ranks 335 out of 899Before him are Henry V, Count of Luxembourg (1217), Gaston Reiff (1921), Marc Wilmots (1969), Guido Gezelle (1830), Jan Provoost (1465), and Joachim Beuckelaer (1533). After him are Walter Godefroot (1943), Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium (1872), Willy Mairesse (1928), Gustave de Molinari (1819), Louis Van Hege (1889), and Lucien Buysse (1892).


Among philosophers born in Belgium, Franciscus Gomarus ranks 7Before him are Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), Justus Lipsius (1547), Siger of Brabant (1240), Luce Irigaray (1930), Chantal Mouffe (1943), and Arnold Geulincx (1624). After him are Henry of Ghent (1217), Paul de Man (1919), and Michel Weber (1963).