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Marsilio Ficino

1433 - 1499

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Marsilio Ficino (Italian: [marˈsiːljo fiˈtʃiːno]; Latin name: Marsilius Ficinus; 19 October 1433 – 1 October 1499) was an Italian scholar and Catholic priest who was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance. He was an astrologer, a reviver of Neoplatonism in touch with the major academics of his day, and the first translator of Plato's complete extant works into Latin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marsilio Ficino has received more than 558,257 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Marsilio Ficino is the 127th most popular philosopher (down from 124th in 2019), the 278th most popular biography from Italy (down from 256th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Italian Philosopher.

Marsilio Ficino was a philosopher and physician from Florence, Italy. He is most famous for his translation of Plato's works into Latin and for his commentary on the Hermetic Corpus, which he believed to be a divine revelation.

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Among philosophers, Marsilio Ficino ranks 127 out of 1,081Before him are Johann Friedrich Herbart, Antisthenes, Ramon Llull, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, and Tommaso Campanella. After him are Mozi, Chanakya, Oswald Spengler, Emanuel Swedenborg, Giambattista Vico, and Bonaventure.

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Among people born in 1433, Marsilio Ficino ranks 2Before him is Charles the Bold. After him are Stephen III of Moldavia, Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu, Giovanni Giocondo, Mirkhvand, Nilus of Sora, Eleanor of Scotland, and Abdullah Mirza. Among people deceased in 1499, Marsilio Ficino ranks 1After him are John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg, Alesso Baldovinetti, Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, Stephen Zápolya, Paulo da Gama, Bartolomeo Vivarini, Perkin Warbeck, Leonardo III Tocco, and Laura Cereta.

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Among people born in Italy, Marsilio Ficino ranks 278 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Eugene III (1080), Pope Adrian I (700), Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810), Pope Alexander I (100), Pope Fabian (200), and Catiline (-109). After him are Paolo Uccello (1475), Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Pierre Cardin (1922), Benvenuto Cellini (1500), and Pope Adrian II (792).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Marsilio Ficino ranks 13Before him are Lucretius (-94), Pliny the Elder (23), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Boethius (480), and Tommaso Campanella (1568). After him are Giambattista Vico (1668), Bonaventure (1221), Cesare Beccaria (1738), Hippasus (-600), Marsilius of Padua (1275), and Benedetto Croce (1866).