Julius Caesar Scaliger

1484 - 1558

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Julius Caesar Scaliger (; April 23, 1484 – October 21, 1558), or Giulio Cesare della Scala, was an Italian scholar and physician, who spent a major part of his career in France. He employed the techniques and discoveries of Renaissance humanism to defend Aristotelianism against the New Learning. In spite of his contentious disposition, his contemporary reputation was high. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julius Caesar Scaliger has received more than 89,020 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Julius Caesar Scaliger is the 385th most popular philosopher (up from 388th in 2019), the 1,084th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,082nd in 2019) and the 28th most popular Philosopher.

Julius Caesar Scaliger was a scholar and a mathematician who is most famous for his work in chronology. He was the first to apply mathematics to the reconstruction of ancient history.

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Among philosophers, Julius Caesar Scaliger ranks 385 out of 1,081Before him are John Philoponus, Pierre d'Ailly, Cleobulus, George Santayana, Maurice Halbwachs, and Abu Yusuf. After him are Siger of Brabant, Bartolus de Saxoferrato, Paul Tillich, Saadia Gaon, Karl Rahner, and John of Salisbury.

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Among people born in 1484, Julius Caesar Scaliger ranks 7Before him are Huldrych Zwingli, Bartolomé de las Casas, Hans Baldung, Anne of Foix-Candale, Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and Sebastian Cabot. After him are Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Matteo Bandello, George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Michele Sanmicheli, and Pedro Mascarenhas. Among people deceased in 1558, Julius Caesar Scaliger ranks 6Before him are Hurrem Sultan, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Mary I of England, Mary of Hungary, and Eleanor of Austria. After him are Clément Janequin, Reginald Pole, Robert Recorde, Johannes Bugenhagen, Jean Fernel, and Anna van Egmont.

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Among people born in Italy, Julius Caesar Scaliger ranks 1,084 out of 4,668Before him are Verres (-120), Tiberius Gemellus (19), Lucius Aelius (101), Dionysius II of Syracuse (-397), Gino Bartali (1914), and Titus Quinctius Flamininus (-229). After him are Servilia (-104), Ettore Majorana (1906), Giuseppe Moscati (1880), Maria Pia of Savoy (1847), Lorenzo Monaco (1370), and Erasmo of Narni (1370).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Julius Caesar Scaliger ranks 28Before him are Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Julius Evola (1898), Aristoxenus (-360), Giovanni Gentile (1875), Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646), and Pietro Pomponazzi (1462). After him are Bartolus de Saxoferrato (1313), Antonio Negri (1933), Lucilio Vanini (1585), Brunetto Latini (1220), Norberto Bobbio (1909), and Dicaearchus (-350).