Luis de Molina

1535 - 1600

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Luis de Molina (29 September 1535 – 12 October 1600) was a Spanish Jesuit priest and scholastic, a staunch defender of free will in the controversy over human liberty and God's grace. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luis de Molina has received more than 132,459 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Luis de Molina is the 533rd most popular philosopher (up from 552nd in 2019), the 468th most popular biography from Spain (up from 495th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Spanish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Luis de Molina ranks 533 out of 1,089Before him are Jean Vanier, Martha Nussbaum, Cristoforo Landino, Vilém Flusser, John Austin, and Henry Corbin. After him are Ibn al-Rawandi, Gorakhnath, Louis Couturat, Diogenes of Oenoanda, Hegesias of Cyrene, and Saul Kripke.

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Among people born in 1535, Luis de Molina ranks 10Before him are Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal, Giambattista della Porta, Federico Barocci, Alessandro Allori, Shimazu Yoshihiro, and Martin Frobisher. After him are William the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Catherine Stenbock, Frans Hogenberg, Marcantonio Colonna, Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, and Titu Cusi. Among people deceased in 1600, Luis de Molina ranks 5Before him are Giordano Bruno, Ishida Mitsunari, Sawney Bean, and Enrique of Malacca. After him are Konishi Yukinaga, José de Acosta, Hosokawa Gracia, Catharina van Hemessen, Ōtani Yoshitsugu, Bâkî, and Claude Le Jeune.

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Among people born in Spain, Luis de Molina ranks 468 out of 2,595Before him are Isabella, Princess of Asturias (1851), Dionisio Aguado y García (1784), Antoni Ramallets (1924), Bermudo II of León (953), Infanta Beatriz of Spain (1909), and Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867). After him are Alfonso IV of León (890), Don Juan Manuel (1282), Julen Lopetegui (1966), Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (1500), Pedro de Mendoza (1487), and Beatrice of Castile (1293).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Luis de Molina ranks 21Before him are Francisco de Vitoria (1483), Pompeia Plotina (65), Nachmanides (1194), George Santayana (1863), Francisco Ferrer (1859), and Hasdai Crescas (1340). After him are Domingo de Soto (1494), María Zambrano (1904), Joseph Albo (1380), Melchor Cano (1509), Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz (1606), and Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro (1676).