Juan Luis Vives

1492 - 1540

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Juan Luis Vives March (Latin: Ioannes Lodovicus Vives; Catalan: Joan Lluís Vives i March; Dutch: Jan Ludovicus Vives; 6 March 1493 – 6 May 1540) was a Spanish (Valencian) scholar and Renaissance humanist who spent most of his adult life in the Southern Netherlands. His beliefs on the soul, insight into early medical practice, and perspective on emotions, memory and learning earned him the title of the "father" of modern psychology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Juan Luis Vives has received more than 146,069 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Juan Luis Vives is the 343rd most popular philosopher (down from 337th in 2019), the 250th most popular biography from Spain (down from 239th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Spanish Philosopher.

Juan Luis Vives was a Spanish philosopher and theologian who was most famous for his work on the nature of human beings.

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Among philosophers, Juan Luis Vives ranks 343 out of 1,089Before him are Anacharsis, Haji Bektash Veli, Hwang Jini, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, and Moses Hess. After him are Isaac Abarbanel, Judith Butler, Miskawayh, Strato of Lampsacus, Johann Georg Hamann, and Ronald Dworkin.

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Among people born in 1492, Juan Luis Vives ranks 5Before him are Marguerite de Navarre, Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, Pietro Aretino, and Antonio Pigafetta. After him are Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Andrea Alciato, Elizabeth Tudor, Adam Ries, and John II, Count Palatine of Simmern. Among people deceased in 1540, Juan Luis Vives ranks 6Before him are John Zápolya, Parmigianino, Thomas Cromwell, Angela Merici, and Rosso Fiorentino. After him are Francesco Guicciardini, Tristão da Cunha, Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Guillaume Budé, Joos van Cleve, and Tomé Pires.

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Among people born in Spain, Juan Luis Vives ranks 250 out of 2,595Before him are Lorenzo Sanz (1943), Alfonso III of Aragon (1265), Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain (1726), Yolande of Aragon (1384), Sancho IV of Castile (1258), and Eleanor of Castile (1241). After him are Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1910), Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1402), Sancho II of Castile and León (1036), Reccared I (510), Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia (1908), and Francisco de Vitoria (1483).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Juan Luis Vives ranks 14Before him are Ibn Tufail (1110), Miguel de Unamuno (1864), Baltasar Gracián (1601), Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), Francisco Suárez (1548), and Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240). After him are Francisco de Vitoria (1483), Pompeia Plotina (65), Nachmanides (1194), George Santayana (1863), Francisco Ferrer (1859), and Hasdai Crescas (1340).