Giovanni Gentile

1875 - 1944

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Giovanni Gentile (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni dʒenˈtiːle]; 30 May 1875 – 15 April 1944) was an Italian neo-Hegelian idealist philosopher, educator, and fascist politician. The self-styled "philosopher of Fascism", he was influential in providing an intellectual foundation for Italian Fascism, and ghostwrote part of The Doctrine of Fascism (1932) with Benito Mussolini. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Gentile has received more than 614,702 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Giovanni Gentile is the 298th most popular philosopher (up from 331st in 2019), the 815th most popular biography from Italy (up from 868th in 2019) and the 24th 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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Among philosophers, Giovanni Gentile ranks 298 out of 1,089Before him are Pherecydes of Syros, A. S. Neill, Félix Guattari, Uriel da Costa, Aenesidemus, and Alcmaeon of Croton. After him are Jerome of Prague, J. L. Austin, Ram Mohan Roy, E. H. Carr, Alfred Schütz, and Roscellinus.

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Among people born in 1875, Giovanni Gentile ranks 20Before him are Mikhail Kalinin, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Vallabhbhai Patel, Fritz Kreisler, Gilbert N. Lewis, and Marie of Romania. After him are Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Antonio Machado, Edgar Wallace, John Buchan, Paul Landowski, and Henry Hallett Dale. Among people deceased in 1944, Giovanni Gentile ranks 37Before him are Aristide Maillol, Wang Jingwei, Glenn Miller, Henning von Tresckow, Nikolai Vatutin, and Erich Hoepner. After him are Bertha Benz, Max Jacob, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Gustav Bauer, Werner von Haeften, and Antanas Smetona.

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Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Gentile ranks 815 out of 4,088Before him are Silvio Piola (1913), Lino Ventura (1919), Gianni Rivera (1943), Gnaeus Naevius (-275), Francesco Landini (1325), and Phalaris (-700). After him are Emilio Segrè (1905), Arnolfo di Cambio (1240), Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1701), Angelo Sodano (1927), Luigi Russolo (1885), and Andrea Gabrieli (1533).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Giovanni Gentile ranks 24Before him are Benedetto Croce (1866), Hippasus (-600), Julius Evola (1898), Marsilius of Padua (1275), Aristoxenus (-360), and Alcmaeon of Croton (-510). After him are Theano (-600), Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646), Pietro Pomponazzi (1462), Antonio Negri (1933), Julius Caesar Scaliger (1484), and Thomas Cajetan (1469).