PHILOSOPHER

John Amos Comenius

1592 - 1670

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John Amos Comenius (; Czech: Jan Amos Komenský; German: Johann Amos Comenius; Latinized: Ioannes Amos Comenius; 28 March 1592 – 15 November 1670) was a Czech philosopher, pedagogue and theologian 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 565,763 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). John Amos Comenius is the 53rd most popular philosopher (down from 46th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Czechia (up from 43rd in 2019) and the most popular Czech Philosopher.

John Amos Comenius is most famous for being the father of modern education. He was a Czech philosopher, theologian, and pedagogue. His work is considered to be the foundation of modern education.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, John Amos Comenius ranks 53 out of 1,089Before him are Karl Popper, Protagoras, Hannah Arendt, Henri Bergson, Plotinus, and Zeno of Elea. After him are Mikhail Bakunin, Lucretius, Empedocles, Pliny the Elder, Anaximander, and Peter Abelard.

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Contemporaries

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 Henrietta of England, Frederick III of Denmark, Johann Rudolf Glauber, Louis Le Vau, Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine, Salomon van Ruysdael, Bartholomeus van der Helst, Giovanna Garzoni, George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, and William VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, John Amos Comenius ranks 9 out of 839Before him are Gregor Mendel (1822), Jan Hus (1369), Antonín Dvořák (1841), Oskar Schindler (1908), Bedřich Smetana (1824), and Milan Kundera (1929). After him are Edmund Husserl (1859), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Václav Havel (1936), Ferdinand Porsche (1875), Miloš Forman (1932), and Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1316).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Czechia

Among philosophers born in Czechia, John Amos Comenius ranks 1After him are Edmund Husserl (1859), Karl Kautsky (1854), Hans Kelsen (1881), Bernard Bolzano (1781), Jerome of Prague (1379), Vilém Flusser (1920), Jan Patočka (1907), Jan Mukařovský (1891), Karel Kosík (1926), František Tomášek (1899), and Herbert Feigl (1902).