Gerard of Cremona

1114 - 1187

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Gerard of Cremona (Latin: Gerardus Cremonensis; c. 1114 – 1187) was an Italian translator of scientific books from Arabic into Latin. He worked in Toledo, Kingdom of Castile and obtained the Arabic books in the libraries at Toledo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerard of Cremona has received more than 103,015 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Gerard of Cremona is the 966th most popular writer (up from 1,052nd in 2019), the 1,074th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,135th in 2019) and the 79th most popular Italian Writer.

Gerard of Cremona is most famous for translating many important texts from Arabic to Latin.

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Among writers, Gerard of Cremona ranks 966 out of 5,794Before him are Vinicius de Moraes, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Aelia Eudocia, Derek Walcott, Katherine Mansfield, and Khaled al-Asaad. After him are Meša Selimović, Marguerite Porete, Alexandra David-Néel, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Natalia Ginzburg, and Marcus Minucius Felix.

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Among people born in 1114, Gerard of Cremona ranks 3Before him are Bhāskara II and Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona. After him are Otto of Freising, Berenguer Ramon, Count of Provence, Dirk VI, Count of Holland, and Rainald of Dassel. Among people deceased in 1187, Gerard of Cremona ranks 6Before him are Pope Gregory VIII, Pope Urban III, Raynald of Châtillon, Raymond III, Count of Tripoli, and Emperor Gaozong of Song. After him are Constantine Manasses, Roger de Moulins, and Ruben III, Prince of Armenia.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gerard of Cremona ranks 1,074 out of 4,088Before him are Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700), Drusus Julius Caesar (-13), Pietro Cavallini (1240), Charles Felix of Sardinia (1765), Publius Licinius Crassus (-86), and Ascanio Sobrero (1812). After him are Paolo Borsellino (1940), Maurice Garin (1871), Michele Placido (1946), Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (1634), Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774), and Natalia Ginzburg (1916).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Gerard of Cremona ranks 79Before him are Veronica Franco (1546), Ibycus (-600), Eugenio Montale (1896), Valerius Maximus (-100), Guido Cavalcanti (1258), and Antonio Tabucchi (1943). After him are Natalia Ginzburg (1916), Titus Pomponius Atticus (-110), Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45), Quintus Fabius Pictor (-254), Elsa Morante (1912), and Italo Svevo (1861).