John Amos Comenius

1592 - 1670

John Amos Comenius

John Amos Comenius (Czech: Jan Amos Komenský; German: Johann Amos Comenius; Latinized: Ioannes Amos Comenius; 28 March 1592, Moravian Slovakia – 15 November 1670, Amsterdam) was a Czech philosopher, pedagogue and theologian from the Margraviate of Moravia who is considered the father of modern education. He served as the last bishop of the Unity of the Brethren before becoming a religious refugee and one of the earliest champions of universal education, a concept eventually set forth in his book Didactica Magna. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Amos Comenius has received more than 450,387 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 48th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, John Amos Comenius ranks 46 out of 1,005Before him are Michel Foucault, Maria Montessori, Al-Farabi, Michel de Montaigne, Origen, and Al-Ghazali. After him are Hannah Arendt, Karl Popper, Parmenides, Nasreddin, Henri Bergson, and Plotinus.

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Among people born in 1592, John Amos Comenius ranks 1After him are Shah Jahan, Hong Taiji, Pierre Gassendi, Wilhelm Schickard, Gerard van Honthorst, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Jacques Callot, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, Catalina de Erauso, Peter Snayers, and François le Métel de Boisrobert. Among people deceased in 1670, John Amos Comenius ranks 1After him are Frederick III of Denmark, Henrietta of England, Johann Rudolf Glauber, Louis Le Vau, Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Salomon van Ruysdael, Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine, Bartholomeus van der Helst, George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, William VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Niccolò Zucchi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, John Amos Comenius ranks 43 out of 3,763Before him are Friedrich Schiller (1759), Hermann Göring (1893), Angela Merkel (1954), Adolf Eichmann (1906), Josef Mengele (1911), and Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912). After him are Bernhard Riemann (1826), Hannah Arendt (1906), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Alexander von Humboldt (1769), Joseph Goebbels (1897), and Reinhard Heydrich (1904).


Among philosophers born in Germany, John Amos Comenius ranks 5Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Friedrich Engels (1820), and Martin Heidegger (1889). After him are Hannah Arendt (1906), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775).

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