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 71,690 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Julius Caesar Scaliger is the 388th most popular philosopher (down from 371st in 2019), the 1,082nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 997th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Italian 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 388 out of 1,089Before him are Nachmanides, Nasir Khusraw, Guan Zhong, Richard Avenarius, Cleobulus, and Otto Neurath. After him are Paul Grice, Franz Rosenzweig, Ágnes Heller, Christian Thomasius, Daniel Dennett, and Alexandre Koyré.

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

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Among people born in Italy, Julius Caesar Scaliger ranks 1,082 out of 4,088Before him are Maurice Garin (1871), Michele Placido (1946), Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (1634), Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774), Natalia Ginzburg (1916), and Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522). After him are Andrea Pirlo (1979), Gioseffo Zarlino (1517), Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici (1667), Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755), Gnaeus Pompeius (-80), and Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia (1751).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Julius Caesar Scaliger ranks 29Before him are Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Giovanni Gentile (1875), Theano (-600), Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646), Pietro Pomponazzi (1462), and Antonio Negri (1933). After him are Thomas Cajetan (1469), Bartolus de Saxoferrato (1313), Lucilio Vanini (1585), Norberto Bobbio (1909), Vittorino da Feltre (1378), and Gaetano Mosca (1858).