Giovanni Gentile

1875 - 1944

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Giovanni Gentile (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni dʒenˈtiːle]; 30 May 1875 – 15 April 1944) was an Italian philosopher, fascist politician, and pedagogue. He, alongside Benedetto Croce, was one of the major exponents of Italian idealism in Italian philosophy, and also devised his own system of thought, which he called "actual idealism" or "actualism", which has been described as "the subjective extreme of the idealist tradition". Described by himself and by Benito Mussolini as the "philosopher of fascism", he was influential in providing an intellectual foundation for Italian fascism, notably through writing the 1925 Manifesto of the Fascist Intellectuals, and part of the 1932 "The Doctrine of Fascism" with Mussolini. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Gentile has received more than 983,699 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Giovanni Gentile is the 309th most popular philosopher (up from 313th in 2019), the 831st most popular biography from Italy (up from 876th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Italian Philosopher.

Giovanni Gentile was a philosopher and politician in Italy. He is most famous for his theory of fascism, which he developed in the 1920s.

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Over the past year Giovanni Gentile has had the most page views in the with 154,562 views, followed by English (118,460), and Spanish (19,565). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hebrew (6,150.00%), Piedmontese (101.55%), and Norwegian (Nynorsk) (61.06%)


Among philosophers, Giovanni Gentile ranks 309 out of 1,267Before him are Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Abu Yusuf, Henri Lefebvre, Robert Nozick, Hwang Jini, and Antoine Arnauld. After him are Félix Guattari, Carl Gustav Hempel, Rudolf Bultmann, Ram Mohan Roy, Nicolai Hartmann, and Jacobus Arminius.

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Among people born in 1875, Giovanni Gentile ranks 22Before him are Gilbert N. Lewis, Henry Hallett Dale, John Buchan, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Marie of Romania, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. After him are Fritz Kreisler, Paul Landowski, Zhang Zuolin, Antonio Machado, Edgar Wallace, and Matthias Erzberger. Among people deceased in 1944, Giovanni Gentile ranks 40Before him are Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Nikolai Vatutin, Erwin von Witzleben, Gustav Bauer, Erich Hoepner, and Antanas Smetona. After him are Werner von Haeften, Max Jacob, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Emilio De Bono, Kasturba Gandhi, and Eduard Dietl.

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Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Gentile ranks 831 out of 5,161Before him are Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia (1751), Berengar II of Italy (900), Raimondo Montecuccoli (1609), Riccardo Muti (1941), Errico Malatesta (1853), and Giacomo Balla (1871). After him are Gian Galeazzo Visconti (1351), Donatella Versace (1955), Julia (-76), Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444), Riccardo Giacconi (1931), and Andrea Pisano (1290).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Giovanni Gentile ranks 25Before him are Julius Evola (1898), Marsilius of Padua (1275), Giorgio Agamben (1942), Theano (-600), Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), and Antonio Negri (1933). After him are Julius Caesar Scaliger (1484), Aristoxenus (-360), Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646), Gaius Musonius Rufus (25), Pietro Pomponazzi (1462), and Brunetto Latini (1220).