Gabriel Biel

1418 - 1495

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Gabriel Biel (German pronunciation: [biːl]; 1420 to 1425 – 7 December 1495), was a German scholastic philosopher and member of the Canons Regular of the Congregation of Windesheim, who were the clerical counterpart to the Brethren of the Common Life. Biel was born in Speyer and died in Einsiedel near Tübingen. In 1432 he was ordained to the priesthood and entered Heidelberg University to obtain a baccalaureate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gabriel Biel has received more than 45,198 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Gabriel Biel is the 835th most popular philosopher (down from 813th in 2019), the 2,695th most popular biography from Germany and the 106th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Gabriel Biel ranks 835 out of 1,089Before him are Nancy Fraser, Christian von Ehrenfels, Wang Fuzhi, G. E. M. Anscombe, John Italus, and Syrianus. After him are Hans Albert, František Tomášek, Favorinus, Arethas of Caesarea, Sarada Devi, and Dietrich von Hildebrand.

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Among people born in 1418, Gabriel Biel ranks 6Before him are Giovanni Giustiniani, Albert VI, Archduke of Austria, Anne of Cyprus, Peter II, Duke of Brittany, and John II of Cyprus.  Among people deceased in 1495, Gabriel Biel ranks 15Before him are Jacob Sprenger, Elizabeth Tudor, Magdalena of France, Jasper Tudor, Vlad Călugărul, and Pedro González de Mendoza.

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Among people born in Germany, Gabriel Biel ranks 2,695 out of 5,289Before him are Ernst von Glasersfeld (1917), William Louis, Duke of Württemberg (1647), Jacques Loeb (1859), Stefan Bellof (1957), Mario Götze (1992), and Prince Frederick of Hesse-Kassel (1747). After him are Princess Marie of Baden (1782), Hans Albert (1921), Johannes Fabricius (1587), Johann Christian Poggendorff (1796), Friedrich Kohlrausch (1840), and Erich Salomon (1886).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Gabriel Biel ranks 106Before him are Johannes Agricola (1494), Paul de Lagarde (1827), Joseph Dietzgen (1828), Karl Vogt (1817), Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann (1743), and Jakob Friedrich Fries (1773). After him are Hans Albert (1921), Philipp Mainländer (1841), Carl Dahlhaus (1928), Ferdinand Christian Baur (1792), Erich Neumann (1905), and Johannes Nikolaus Tetens (1736).