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Juan Luis Vives

1492 - 1540

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Juan Luis Vives March (Latin: Joannes Lodovicus Vives, lit. 'Juan Luis 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 172,448 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Juan Luis Vives is the 340th most popular philosopher (up from 343rd in 2019), the 241st most popular biography from Spain (up from 250th in 2019) and the 15th 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 340 out of 1,081Before him are Peter Singer, Bruno Latour, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Hwang Jini, Francisco de Vitoria, and Antoine Arnauld. After him are Jacques Rancière, Edgar Morin, Martianus Capella, Strato of Lampsacus, Lev Shestov, and Yi I.

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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, John II, Count Palatine of Simmern, Martín de Azpilcueta, Adam Ries, and Jean du Bellay. 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, Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Tristão da Cunha, Guillaume Budé, Joos van Cleve, and Tomé Pires.

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Among people born in Spain, Juan Luis Vives ranks 241 out of 2,932Before him are Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1402), Kane (1967), Antoni Tàpies (1923), Joseph of Anchieta (1534), Francisco de Vitoria (1483), and Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain (1726). After him are Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar (1465), Alonso de Ojeda (1466), Vicente Yáñez Pinzón (1460), Sancho IV of Castile (1258), Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain (1729), and Postumus (250).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Juan Luis Vives ranks 15Before him are Miguel de Unamuno (1864), Baltasar Gracián (1601), Francisco Suárez (1548), Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), and Francisco de Vitoria (1483). After him are Pompeia Plotina (65), Nachmanides (1194), George Santayana (1863), Francisco Ferrer (1859), Hasdai Crescas (1340), and Luis de Molina (1535).