John Major

1467 - 1550

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John Major (or Mair; also known in Latin as Joannes Majoris and Haddingtonus Scotus; 1467–1550) was a Scottish philosopher, theologian, and historian who was much admired in his day and was an acknowledged influence on all the great thinkers of the time. A renowned teacher, his works were much collected and frequently republished across Europe. His "sane conservatism" and his sceptical, logical approach to the study of texts such as Aristotle or the Bible were less prized in the subsequent age of humanism where a more committed and linguistic/literary, approach prevailed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Major has received more than 5,654,279 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. John Major is the 1,038th most popular philosopher, the 3,861st most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 78th most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, John Major ranks 1,038 out of 1,089Before him are J. L. Mackie, David Chalmers, John Gray, Rosi Braidotti, Imran N. Hosein, and Alister McGrath. After him are Volker Zotz, Max Black, Stanley Jaki, Sandra Harding, William Ames, and Homi K. Bhabha.

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Among people born in 1467, John Major ranks 13Before him are Guillaume Budé, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Andrea Sansovino, Ramón de Cardona, Radu IV the Great, and John Colet.  Among people deceased in 1550, John Major ranks 14Before him are Pir Sultan Abdal, Gian Giorgio Trissino, Ambrosius Benson, Sebald Beham, Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg, and Ashikaga Yoshiharu.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Major ranks 3,861 out of 6,924Before him are Richard Taylor (1962), William Burges (1827), Matthew Lewis (1989), Robert Newton (1905), Marmaduke Pickthall (1875), and George Grote (1794). After him are A. V. Dicey (1835), Owain Yeoman (1978), James Wilson (1742), Peter Davison (1951), Roy Kinnear (1934), and Geoff Lees (1951).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, John Major ranks 78Before him are Eric A. Havelock (1903), Ralph Cudworth (1617), Hector Boece (1465), Michael Ruse (1940), John Gray (1948), and Alister McGrath (1953). After him are William Ames (1576), C. H. Dodd (1884), J. J. C. Smart (1920), Simon Blackburn (1944), Bernard Bosanquet (1848), and Susan Haack (1945).