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John Italus or Italos (Greek: Ἰωάννης ὁ Ἰταλός, Iōánnēs ho Italós; Latin: Johannes Italus) was a neoplatonic Byzantine philosopher of the eleventh century. He was Calabrian in origin, his father being a soldier. He came to Constantinople, where he became a student of Michael Psellus in classical Greek philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Italus has received more than 20,349 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. John Italus is the 833rd most popular philosopher, the 2,362nd most popular biography from Italy and the 56th most popular Italian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, John Italus ranks 833 out of 1,089Before him are Boris Parygin, Antipater of Tarsus, Nancy Fraser, Christian von Ehrenfels, Wang Fuzhi, and G. E. M. Anscombe. After him are Syrianus, Gabriel Biel, Hans Albert, František Tomášek, Favorinus, and Arethas of Caesarea.

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Among people born in 1025, John Italus ranks 7Before him are Anne of Kiev, Antipope Clement III, Agnes of Poitou, Rudolf of Rheinfelden, Emperor Go-Reizei, and Floris I, Count of Holland. After him are Ruben I, Prince of Armenia and Edith of Wessex.

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Among people born in Italy, John Italus ranks 2,362 out of 4,088Before him are Placidia (441), Paul Henreid (1908), Matteo Renzi (1975), Franco Causio (1949), Apostolo Zeno (1668), and Musa of Parthia (-40). After him are Lorenzo Lippi (1606), Raffaele Farina (1933), Antonio Bertoloni (1775), Giovanni Animuccia (1520), Eleonora Rossi Drago (1925), and Giovanni Fattori (1825).


Among philosophers born in Italy, John Italus ranks 56Before him are Luigi Guido Grandi (1671), Pantaenus (200), Ludovico Antonio Muratori (1672), Francesco Algarotti (1712), Lanza del Vasto (1901), and Philip of Opus (-400). After him are Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889), Camillo Berneri (1897), Vincenzo Gioberti (1801), Andrea Carlo Ferrari (1850), Alois Riehl (1844), and Eugenio Garin (1909).