Gaetano Mosca

1858 - 1941

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Gaetano Mosca (Italian pronunciation: [ɡaeˈtaːno ˈmoska]; 1 April 1858 – 8 November 1941) was an Italian political scientist, journalist and public servant. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaetano Mosca has received more than 189,326 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Gaetano Mosca is the 491st most popular philosopher (down from 431st in 2019), the 1,415th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,232nd in 2019) and the 37th most popular Philosopher.

Gaetano Mosca is most famous for his theory of the Ruling Class. He argued that society is divided into two classes: a ruling class and a ruled class. The ruling class is the minority in society and has control over the ruled class.

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Among philosophers, Gaetano Mosca ranks 491 out of 1,081Before him are Dong Zhongshu, Philodemus, Karl Löwith, Karl-Otto Apel, William of Champeaux, and Martha Nussbaum. After him are Themistius, Nezahualcoyotl, Annemarie Schimmel, Antiochus of Ascalon, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, and Priscian.

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Among people born in 1858, Gaetano Mosca ranks 40Before him are Giovanni Segantini, Princess Louise of Belgium, Alois Riegl, Michael Hainisch, Keke Geladze, and Ludwig Quidde. After him are Carl Auer von Welsbach, Saad Zaghloul, Jan Toorop, Pandita Ramabai, Saitō Makoto, and Albrecht Penck. Among people deceased in 1941, Gaetano Mosca ranks 48Before him are Pál Teleki, Sisowath Monivong, Ernst Lindemann, Rudolf Hilferding, Ludwig Quidde, and Paul-Jacques Curie. After him are Tullio Levi-Civita, Hans Driesch, Lou Gehrig, Edwin S. Porter, Benjamin Lee Whorf, and Maria Spiridonova.

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Among people born in Italy, Gaetano Mosca ranks 1,415 out of 4,668Before him are Gnaeus Pompeius (-80), Salvatore Ferragamo (1898), Anita Pallenberg (1942), Felicitas of Rome (101), Gaetano Bresci (1869), and Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily (1784). After him are Pietro Parolin (1955), Mario Monicelli (1915), Nino Vaccarella (1933), Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma (1612), Praxedes (100), and Paula of Rome (347).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Gaetano Mosca ranks 37Before him are Lucilio Vanini (1585), Brunetto Latini (1220), Norberto Bobbio (1909), Dicaearchus (-350), Vittorino da Feltre (1378), and Thomas Cajetan (1469). After him are Gaius Musonius Rufus (25), Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri (1667), Cesare Ripa (1555), Myia (-600), Gianni Vattimo (1936), and Bernardino Telesio (1509).