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 395,871 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Marsilio Ficino is the 124th most popular philosopher (up from 126th in 2019), the 256th most popular biography from Italy (up from 262nd in 2019) and the 15th 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 124 out of 1,089Before him are Mozi, Charles Fourier, Hans-Georg Gadamer, John Wycliffe, Duns Scotus, and Giambattista Vico. After him are Oswald Spengler, Henri de Saint-Simon, Martin Buber, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Joseph Priestley, and Herbert Marcuse.

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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, and Nilus of Sora. 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, Bartolomeo Vivarini, Paulo da Gama, Perkin Warbeck, and Leonardo III Tocco.

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Among people born in Italy, Marsilio Ficino ranks 256 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Linus (1), Pope Lucius I (200), Cimabue (1240), Ludovico Sforza (1452), Giambattista Vico (1668), and Pope Innocent VII (1339). After him are Benvenuto Cellini (1500), Man in the Iron Mask (1640), Pope Fabian (200), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Pope Urban I (222), and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Marsilio Ficino ranks 15Before him are Antonio Gramsci (1891), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Boethius (480), Bonaventure (1221), Tommaso Campanella (1568), and Giambattista Vico (1668). After him are Cesare Beccaria (1738), Giorgio Agamben (1942), Benedetto Croce (1866), Hippasus (-600), Julius Evola (1898), and Marsilius of Padua (1275).