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Irnerius (c. 1050 – after 1125), sometimes referred to as lucerna juris ("lantern of the law"), was an Italian jurist, and founder of the School of Glossators and thus of the tradition of medieval Roman Law. He taught the newly recovered Roman lawcode of Justinian I, the Corpus Juris Civilis, among the liberal arts at the University of Bologna, his native city. The recovery and revival of Roman law, taught first at Bologna in the 1070s, was a momentous event in European cultural history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irnerius has received more than 83,668 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Irnerius is the 18th most popular lawyer (up from 22nd in 2019), the 1,335th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,536th in 2019) and the most popular Italian Lawyer.

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Among lawyers, Irnerius ranks 18 out of 68Before him are Tobias Asser, Rudolf von Jhering, Tribonian, Raphael Lemkin, Peter Benenson, and Fabian von Schlabrendorff. After him are Carla Del Ponte, Al-Tahawi, Muhammad al-Shaybani, John F. Kennedy Jr., Helmuth James von Moltke, and Ewald Georg von Kleist.

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Among people born in 1050, Irnerius ranks 12Before him are Roscellinus, Frederick I, Duke of Swabia, Halsten Stenkilsson, Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Olaf III of Norway, and Walter Sans Avoir. After him are Amadeus II, Count of Savoy, Olaf I of Denmark, Leopold II, Margrave of Austria, Muhammad I of Khwarazm, Ahmad al-Muqtadir, and Berthold II, Duke of Swabia. Among people deceased in 1140, Irnerius ranks 1After him are Soběslav I, Duke of Bohemia, Leo I, Prince of Armenia, William of Malmesbury, and Diego Gelmírez.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Irnerius ranks 1,335 out of 4,668Before him are Louis II, Elector of Brandenburg (1328), Gianni Morandi (1944), Andrea della Robbia (1435), Carlo Rubbia (1934), Dicaearchus (-350), and Bruttia Crispina (164). After him are Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma (1679), Giovanni Papini (1881), Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (1466), Giovanni Leone (1908), Vito Genovese (1897), and Franco Alfano (1875).

Among LAWYERS In Italy

Among lawyers born in Italy, Irnerius ranks 1After him are Baldus de Ubaldis (1327), Alfenus Varus (-100), Alberico Gentili (1552), Cino da Pistoia (1270), and Dario Franceschini (1958).