Giordano Bruno

1548 - 1600

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Giordano Bruno (; Italian: [dʒorˈdaːno ˈbruːno]; Latin: Iordanus Brunus Nolanus; born Filippo Bruno, January or February 1548 – 17 February 1600) was an Italian philosopher, poet, cosmological theorist and esotericist. He is known for his cosmological theories, which conceptually extended to include the then-novel Copernican model. He proposed that the stars were distant suns surrounded by their own planets (exoplanets), and he raised the possibility that these planets might foster life of their own, a cosmological position known as cosmic pluralism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giordano Bruno has received more than 3,942,995 page views. His biography is available in 110 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 109 in 2019). Giordano Bruno is the 4th most popular astronomer (up from 5th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Italy (up from 19th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Astronomer.

Giordano Bruno was a philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and Dominican friar. He is most famous for his cosmological theories.

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Over the past year Giordano Bruno has had the most page views in the with 431,671 views, followed by Italian (278,532), and Spanish (236,755). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Russian (8,234.49%), Cantonese (160.52%), and Pashto (111.40%)


Among astronomers, Giordano Bruno ranks 4 out of 644Before him are Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, and Johannes Kepler. After him are Ptolemy, Anders Celsius, Tycho Brahe, William Herschel, Ulugh Beg, Ja'far al-Sadiq, Aristarchus of Samos, and Edwin Hubble.

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Among people born in 1548, Giordano Bruno ranks 1After him are Simon Stevin, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Francisco Suárez, Vincenzo Scamozzi, Karel van Mander, Bianca Cappello, William V, Duke of Bavaria, Honda Tadakatsu, Palma il Giovane, Catherine of Cleves, and Fatma Sultan. Among people deceased in 1600, Giordano Bruno ranks 1After him are Ishida Mitsunari, Sawney Bean, Enrique of Malacca, Catharina van Hemessen, Bâkî, Konishi Yukinaga, José de Acosta, Luis de Molina, Gaspar de Lemos, Hosokawa Gracia, and Ōtani Yoshitsugu.

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Among people born in Italy, Giordano Bruno ranks 18 out of 5,161Before him are Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Commodus (161), Thomas Aquinas (1225), Benito Mussolini (1883), and Cicero (-106). After him are Virgil (-70), Francis of Assisi (1182), Nero (37), Caravaggio (1571), Petrarch (1304), and Amerigo Vespucci (1454).


Among astronomers born in Italy, Giordano Bruno ranks 2Before him are Galileo Galilei (1564). After him are Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625), Giuseppe Piazzi (1746), Giovanni Schiaparelli (1835), Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397), Riccardo Giacconi (1931), Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598), Girolamo Fracastoro (1476), Angelo Secchi (1818), Annibale de Gasparis (1819), and Luigi Ferdinando Marsili (1658).