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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, 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 3,409,393 page views. His biography is available in 109 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 106 in 2019). Giordano Bruno is the 5th most popular astronomer (down from 3rd 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 5 out of 531Before him are Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, and Ptolemy. After him are Tycho Brahe, Anders Celsius, William Herschel, Aristarchus of Samos, Edwin Hubble, 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, Honda Tadakatsu, William V, Duke of Bavaria, Bianca Cappello, Fatma Sultan, Palma il Giovane, and Antonio Priuli. Among people deceased in 1600, Giordano Bruno ranks 1After him are Ishida Mitsunari, Sawney Bean, Catharina van Hemessen, Luis de Molina, Konishi Yukinaga, José de Acosta, Ōtani Yoshitsugu, Bâkî, Hosokawa Gracia, Enrique of Malacca, and Gaspar de Lemos.

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Among people born in Italy, Giordano Bruno ranks 19 out of 4,668Before him are Thomas Aquinas (1225), Benito Mussolini (1883), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Cicero (-106), Virgil (-70), and Commodus (161). After him are Francis of Assisi (1182), Amerigo Vespucci (1454), Caravaggio (1571), Nero (37), Ovid (-43), and Sandro Botticelli (1445).


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