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Hector Boece

1465 - 1536

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Hector Boece (; also spelled Boyce or Boise; 1465–1536), known in Latin as Hector Boecius or Boethius, was a Scottish philosopher and historian, and the first Principal of King's College in Aberdeen, a predecessor of the University of Aberdeen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hector Boece has received more than 78,826 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Hector Boece is the 1,017th most popular philosopher (up from 1,028th in 2019), the 2,879th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,580th in 2019) and the 67th most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Hector Boece ranks 1,017 out of 1,081Before him are Robert Spaemann, Derek Prince, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, Achille Mbembe, Patricia Churchland, and Wilhelm Gesenius. After him are Tariq Ramadan, Rüdiger Safranski, Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster, Ivan Aksakov, Yun Hyu, and Alois Riehl.

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Among people born in 1465, Hector Boece ranks 16Before him are Paulo da Gama, Bramantino, Jan Provoost, Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Shō Shin, and Johann von Staupitz. After him are Diogo Lopes de Sequeira and Beatriz Galindo. Among people deceased in 1536, Hector Boece ranks 20Before him are Gil Vicente, Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Felice della Rovere, Jacob Hutter, Ibn Kemal, and Bernhard III, Margrave of Baden-Baden.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Hector Boece ranks 2,879 out of 7,765Before him are Frederick North, Lord North (1732), Gwyneth Jones (1936), Frederick W. Lanchester (1868), William Nicol (1770), Taylor Caldwell (1900), and George S. Robertson (1872). After him are Archibald Scott Couper (1831), Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864), Harry Kane (1993), Henry Wood (1869), Gerry Anderson (1929), and John Anderson (1833).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Hector Boece ranks 67Before him are Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678), Richard Swinburne (1934), Carole Pateman (1940), Anna Kingsford (1846), Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet (1788), and Martin Lings (1909). After him are John Peckham (1227), John Scott Haldane (1860), Michael Oakeshott (1901), R. M. Hare (1919), John Major (1467), and Eric A. Havelock (1903).