Martianus Capella

360 - 428

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Martianus Minneus Felix Capella (fl. c. 410–420) was a 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 155,255 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Martianus Capella is the 326th most popular philosopher (down from 324th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Algeria 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 1,089. Before him are Thrasymachus, Euclid of Megara, Vyasa, Wang Yangming, Justus Lipsius, and Arnaldus de Villa Nova. After him are Heraclides Ponticus, Asanga, Jacques Rancière, Henri Lefebvre, Bruno Latour, and Hermann Cohen.

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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 Theodore of Mopsuestia and Gunderic.

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Among people born in Algeria, Martianus Capella ranks 18 out of 164. Before him are Édouard-Henri Avril (1849), Juba II (-52), Dihya (700), Houari Boumédiène (1932), Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (1933), and Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (1898). After him are Jacques Rancière (1940), Marcel Cerdan (1916), Syphax (-250), Juba I of Numidia (-85), Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945), and Marcus Minucius Felix (110).


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), and Marcus Cornelius Fronto (100).