Norberto Bobbio

1909 - 2004

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Norberto Bobbio (Italian: [norˈbɛrto ˈbɔbbjo]; 18 October 1909 – 9 January 2004) was an Italian philosopher of law and political sciences and a historian of political thought. He also wrote regularly for the Turin-based daily La Stampa. Bobbio was a liberal socialist in the tradition of Piero Gobetti, Carlo Rosselli, Guido Calogero, and Aldo Capitini. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norberto Bobbio has received more than 140,385 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Norberto Bobbio is the 420th most popular philosopher (down from 381st in 2019), the 1,202nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,031st in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Italian Philosopher.

Norberto Bobbio was an Italian philosopher and politician who is most famous for his work in the philosophy of law.

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Among philosophers, Norberto Bobbio ranks 420 out of 1,089Before him are Nicephorus Gregoras, Étienne Gilson, Lucilio Vanini, Archelaus, Eubulides, and Francis Hutcheson. After him are Ernesto Laclau, John Philoponus, Günther Anders, Paul Natorp, Alan Watts, and Michel de Certeau.

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Among people born in 1909, Norberto Bobbio ranks 41Before him are Oldřich Nejedlý, Vicente Feola, Matt Busby, Yiannis Ritsos, Virginia Apgar, and Stanisław Jerzy Lec. After him are Edward Tatum, Hideo Sakai, James Mason, Ernst vom Rath, Rollo May, and Indro Montanelli. Among people deceased in 2004, Norberto Bobbio ranks 37Before him are Godfrey Hounsfield, Akhmad Kadyrov, Laura Branigan, Saizo Saito, Robert Merle, and Arthur Hailey. After him are Fanny Blankers-Koen, Thomas Klestil, Andriyan Nikolayev, Julius Axelrod, Ko Yong-hui, and Gérard Debreu.

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Among people born in Italy, Norberto Bobbio ranks 1,202 out of 4,088Before him are Claudia de' Medici (1604), Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1533), Johnny Torrio (1882), Federico Zuccari (1539), Enzo Bearzot (1927), and Armando Diaz (1861). After him are Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli (1391), Enrico De Nicola (1877), Giacomo Matteotti (1885), Francesco Morosini (1619), Rafael Bombelli (1526), and Archduke John of Austria (1782).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Norberto Bobbio ranks 33Before him are Pietro Pomponazzi (1462), Antonio Negri (1933), Julius Caesar Scaliger (1484), Thomas Cajetan (1469), Bartolus de Saxoferrato (1313), and Lucilio Vanini (1585). After him are Vittorino da Feltre (1378), Gaetano Mosca (1858), Brunetto Latini (1220), Gianni Vattimo (1936), Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri (1667), and Pietro d'Abano (1250).