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Giovanni Gentile

1875 - 1944

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Gentile has received more than 842,524 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Giovanni Gentile is the 317th most popular philosopher (down from 298th in 2019), the 878th most popular biography from Italy (down from 815th 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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Among philosophers, Giovanni Gentile ranks 317 out of 1,081Before him are Jacobus Arminius, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Ammonius Saccas, Justus Lipsius, Sebastian Brant, and Isaac Abarbanel. After him are Alfred Schütz, Thrasymachus, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Aenesidemus, Heraclides Ponticus, and Jean-Luc Nancy.

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Among people born in 1875, Giovanni Gentile ranks 23Before him are Edgar Rice Burroughs, Gilbert N. Lewis, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Fritz Kreisler, Henry Hallett Dale, and Paul Landowski. After him are Antonio Machado, John Buchan, D. W. Griffith, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, Henri Lebesgue, and Zhang Zuolin. Among people deceased in 1944, Giovanni Gentile ranks 42Before him are Arthur Eddington, Antanas Smetona, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Werner von Haeften, Gustav Bauer, and Hilma af Klint. After him are Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Emilio De Bono, Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, Max Jacob, Friedrich Dollmann, and Hans-Valentin Hube.

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Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Gentile ranks 878 out of 4,668Before him are Luciano Berio (1925), Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1476), Marie Joséphine of Savoy (1753), Tommaso Buscetta (1928), Bartolomeo Eustachi (1500), and Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (1920). After him are Tiberius Claudius Nero (-85), Prince Napoléon Bonaparte (1822), Il Sodoma (1477), Giovanni Pisano (1248), Roberto Mancini (1964), and Epicharmus of Kos (-524).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Giovanni Gentile ranks 25Before him are Benedetto Croce (1866), Giorgio Agamben (1942), Theano (-600), Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Julius Evola (1898), and Aristoxenus (-360). After him are Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646), Pietro Pomponazzi (1462), Julius Caesar Scaliger (1484), Bartolus de Saxoferrato (1313), Antonio Negri (1933), and Lucilio Vanini (1585).