Nicole Oresme

1323 - 1382

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Nicole Oresme (French: [nikɔl ɔʁɛm]; 1 January 1325 – 11 July 1382), also known as Nicolas Oresme, Nicholas Oresme, or Nicolas d'Oresme, was a French philosopher of the later Middle Ages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicole Oresme has received more than 348,797 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Nicole Oresme is the 262nd most popular philosopher (down from 259th in 2019), the 686th most popular biography from France (down from 684th in 2019) and the 35th most popular French Philosopher.

Nicole Oresme is most famous for his views on the earth's rotation. He argued that the earth rotates on its axis and orbits the sun.

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Among philosophers, Nicole Oresme ranks 262 out of 1,267Before him are Anacharsis, Isaiah Berlin, Shen Kuo, William Godwin, Speusippus, and Ibn al-Nafis. After him are Hans Jonas, Ammonius Saccas, Jerome of Prague, Raymond Aron, Abraham ibn Ezra, and Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi.

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Among people born in 1323, Nicole Oresme ranks 1After him are Bernabò Visconti, Charles, Duke of Durazzo, Philip I, Count of Auvergne, and Margaret of Brabant, Countess of Flanders. Among people deceased in 1382, Nicole Oresme ranks 4Before him are Louis I of Hungary, Kęstutis, and Joanna I of Naples. After him are Margaret I, Countess of Burgundy, Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Castile, Birutė, Lala Şahin Pasha, Winrich von Kniprode, Blanche of France, Duchess of Orléans, Andrea Contarini, and Peter II of Cyprus.

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Among people born in France, Nicole Oresme ranks 686 out of 6,770Before him are Paul Dukas (1865), Vincent Auriol (1884), Louis Néel (1904), Gabriel Tarde (1843), Alexandre Cabanel (1823), and Richard II, Duke of Normandy (963). After him are Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805), Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), Anne of Foix-Candale (1484), Louise of Savoy (1476), and Éliphas Lévi (1810).


Among philosophers born in France, Nicole Oresme ranks 35Before him are Gabriel Marcel (1889), Joseph de Maistre (1753), Gaston Bachelard (1884), Roger Garaudy (1913), Guy Debord (1931), and Georges Sorel (1847). After him are Raymond Aron (1905), Jacques Maritain (1882), François Fénelon (1651), Bruno Latour (1947), Roscellinus (1050), and Sebastian Brant (1458).