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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 148,923 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Luis de Molina is the 560th most popular philosopher (down from 533rd in 2019), the 517th most popular biography from Spain (down from 468th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Spanish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Luis de Molina ranks 560 out of 1,081Before him are Ivan Ilyin, Gianni Vattimo, Eduard Spranger, Bernardino Telesio, Metrodorus of Lampsacus, and Zhou Dunyi. After him are Werner Jaeger, Georges Canguilhem, Reinhold Niebuhr, Ludwig Büchner, Jacques Ellul, and Stein Rokkan.

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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, Titu Cusi, and Shimazu Yoshihiro. After him are Martin Frobisher, Sayri Túpac, Catherine Stenbock, William the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Marcantonio Colonna, and Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. Among people deceased in 1600, Luis de Molina ranks 5Before him are Giordano Bruno, Ishida Mitsunari, Sawney Bean, and Catharina van Hemessen. After him are Konishi Yukinaga, José de Acosta, Ōtani Yoshitsugu, Bâkî, Hosokawa Gracia, Enrique of Malacca, and Gaspar de Lemos.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Luis de Molina ranks 517 out of 2,932Before him are Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo (1963), Athanagild (517), Antoni Ramallets (1924), Moses de León (1250), Al-Mundhir of Córdoba (842), and Raymond Nonnatus (1204). After him are Infante Carlos of Spain (1607), Maslama al-Majriti (950), Alfredo Kraus (1927), Abd al-Rahman IV (1000), Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo (1926), and Remedios Varo (1908).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Luis de Molina ranks 21Before him are Juan Luis Vives (1492), Pompeia Plotina (65), Nachmanides (1194), George Santayana (1863), Francisco Ferrer (1859), and Hasdai Crescas (1340). After him are María Zambrano (1904), Melchor Cano (1509), Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz (1606), Domingo de Soto (1494), Joseph Albo (1380), and Lubna of Córdoba (922).