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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 46,052 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Franciscus Gomarus is the 876th most popular philosopher (down from 799th in 2019), the 370th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 335th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Belgian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Franciscus Gomarus ranks 876 out of 1,081Before him are Zeno of Tarsus, Bahya ibn Paquda, David Lewis, Edmund Gettier, Léon Brunschvicg, and Anandavardhana. After him are Liu Yuxi, František Tomášek, Antipater of Tarsus, Androcles, Susanne Langer, and Gaudapada.

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Among people born in 1563, Franciscus Gomarus ranks 14Before him are Jodocus Hondius, Andrew Báthory, Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst, Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, Hosokawa Gracia, and Hosokawa Tadaoki. After him are Heo Nanseolheon, Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, Katō Yoshiaki, and Michael Drayton. Among people deceased in 1641, Franciscus Gomarus ranks 14Before him are Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, Jan Janszoon, Jeremiah Horrocks, Johan Banér, Hedwig of Denmark, and Pau Claris i Casademunt. After him are Pedro Teixeira, Adam van Noort, Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, and Thomas Heywood.

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Among people born in Belgium, Franciscus Gomarus ranks 370 out of 1,019Before him are Stan Ockers (1920), Jan Frans van Bloemen (1662), Jean Ray (1887), Jean-Marc Bosman (1964), Pierre François Verhulst (1804), and Paul Vanden Boeynants (1919). After him are Olivier Gendebien (1924), Jaco Van Dormael (1957), Lucien Buysse (1892), Maurice De Waele (1896), Guido Gezelle (1830), and Joseph Jongen (1873).


Among philosophers born in Belgium, Franciscus Gomarus ranks 9Before him are Siger of Brabant (1240), Luce Irigaray (1930), Chantal Mouffe (1943), Arnold Geulincx (1624), Henry of Ghent (1217), and Paul de Man (1919). After him are Alice von Hildebrand (1923) and Michel Weber (1963).