Martianus Capella

360 - 428

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Martianus Minneus Felix Capella (fl. c. 410–420) was a jurist, polymath and Latin prose writer of late antiquity, one of the earliest developers of the system of the seven liberal arts that structured early medieval education. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martianus Capella has received more than 253,704 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Martianus Capella is the 326th most popular philosopher (up from 339th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Algeria (up from 24th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Algerian Philosopher.

Martianus Capella is most famous for his work the "De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii" which is a commentary on the seven liberal arts.

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Among philosophers, Martianus Capella ranks 326 out of 1,267Before him are Alfred Tarski, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Rudolf Otto, Moritz Schlick, Ramanuja, and Moses Hess. After him are Aristoxenus, Johann Georg Hamann, Hermann Cohen, Edgar Morin, Wang Yangming, and Justus Lipsius.

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Among people born in 360, Martianus Capella ranks 3Before him are Pelagius, and John Cassian. After him are Sulpicius Severus, and Ninian. Among people deceased in 428, Martianus Capella ranks 1After him are Gunderic, and Theodore of Mopsuestia.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Martianus Capella ranks 20 out of 213Before him are Édouard-Henri Avril (1849), Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945), Houari Boumédiène (1932), Dihya (700), Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (1898), and Juba I of Numidia (-85). After him are Daniel Auteuil (1950), Ptolemy of Mauretania (-9), Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (1933), Jacques Rancière (1940), Syphax (-250), and Ferhat Abbas (1899).


Among philosophers born in Algeria, Martianus Capella ranks 4Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Jacques Derrida (1930), and Louis Althusser (1918). After him are Jacques Rancière (1940), Priscian (500), Émile Boirac (1851), Marcus Cornelius Fronto (100), and Catherine Malabou (1959).