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 Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, cosmological theorist, and Hermetic occultist. He is known for his cosmological theories, which conceptually extended the then-novel Copernican model. He proposed that the stars were distant suns surrounded by their own planets, 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 2,876,796 page views. His biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 104 in 2019). Giordano Bruno is the 3rd most popular astronomer (up from 4th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Italy 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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Among astronomers, Giordano Bruno ranks 3 out of 532Before him are Galileo Galilei and Nicolaus Copernicus. After him are Ptolemy, Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, Anders Celsius, Edwin Hubble, Aristarchus of Samos, William Herschel, Ulugh Beg, and Hipparchus.

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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, Honda Tadakatsu, William V, Duke of Bavaria, Palma il Giovane, Sebastián Vizcaíno, and Antonio Priuli. Among people deceased in 1600, Giordano Bruno ranks 1After him are Ishida Mitsunari, Sawney Bean, Enrique of Malacca, Luis de Molina, Konishi Yukinaga, José de Acosta, Hosokawa Gracia, Catharina van Hemessen, Ōtani Yoshitsugu, Bâkî, and Claude Le Jeune.

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Among people born in Italy, Giordano Bruno ranks 19 out of 4,088Before him are Benito Mussolini (1883), Thomas Aquinas (1225), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Cicero (-106), Commodus (161), and Nero (37). After him are Caravaggio (1571), Francis of Assisi (1182), Marcus Aurelius (121), Virgil (-70), 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), Girolamo Fracastoro (1476), Angelo Secchi (1818), Annibale de Gasparis (1819), Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598), and Luigi Ferdinando Marsili (1658).