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Giles of Rome

1243 - 1316

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Giles of Rome O.S.A. (Latin: Aegidius Romanus; Italian: Egidio Colonna; c. 1243 – 22 December 1316), was a Medieval philosopher and Scholastic theologian and a friar of the Order of St Augustine, who was also appointed to the positions of Prior General of his Order and as Archbishop of Bourges. He is famed as being a logician, producing a commentary on the Organon by Aristotle, and for his authorship of two important works, De Ecclesiastica Potestate, a major text of early 14th century Papalism, and De regimine principum, a guide book for Christian temporal leadership. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giles of Rome has received more than 112,606 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Giles of Rome is the 624th most popular philosopher (up from 662nd in 2019), the 1,796th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,880th in 2019) and the 49th most popular Italian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Giles of Rome ranks 624 out of 1,081Before him are Abraham Isaac Kook, Diogenes of Oenoanda, Maximus Planudes, Georges Politzer, Ian Stevenson, and Guarino da Verona. After him are Florian Znaniecki, Jean Hyppolite, Ernst Moritz Arndt, Al-Taftazani, Bardaisan, and Philo of Larissa.

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Among people born in 1243, Giles of Rome ranks 4Before him are Jacques de Molay, James II of Majorca, and Emperor Go-Fukakusa. After him are Zhenjin and Philip I, Latin Emperor. Among people deceased in 1316, Giles of Rome ranks 8Before him are Ramon Llull, John I of France, Alauddin Khalji, Öljaitü, Stefan Dragutin, and Vytenis. After him are Guo Shoujing, Marjorie Bruce, Malik Kafur, and Louis of Burgundy.

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Among people born in Italy, Giles of Rome ranks 1,796 out of 4,668Before him are Luigi Rossi (1597), Laura Pausini (1974), Ferdinando Paer (1771), Frederick V, Duke of Swabia (1164), Guarino da Verona (1374), and Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901). After him are Eugenio Beltrami (1835), Bonanno Pisano (1150), Alfonso IV d'Este, Duke of Modena (1634), Giovanni Mocenigo (1409), Nereo Rocco (1912), and Cesare Zavattini (1902).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Giles of Rome ranks 49Before him are Bernardino Telesio (1509), Silvia Federici (1942), Pietro d'Abano (1250), Nicola Abbagnano (1901), Cristoforo Landino (1424), and Guarino da Verona (1374). After him are Antonio Labriola (1843), Francesco Algarotti (1712), Antonio Rosmini (1797), Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (1707), Pantaenus (200), and Luigi Guido Grandi (1671).