Peter John Olivi

1248 - 1298

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Peter John Olivi, also Pierre de Jean Olivi or Petrus Joannis Olivi (1248 – March 14, 1298), was a French Franciscan theologian and philosopher who, although he died professing the faith of the Roman Catholic Church, remained a controversial figure in the arguments surrounding poverty at the beginning of the 14th century. In large part, this was due to his view that the Franciscan vow of poverty also entailed usus pauper (i.e., 'poor' or 'restricted' use of goods). While contemporary Franciscans generally agreed that usus pauper was important to the Franciscan way of life, they disagreed that it was part of their vow of poverty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter John Olivi has received more than 27,051 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter John Olivi is the 689th most popular philosopher, the 2,190th most popular biography from France and the 90th most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Peter John Olivi ranks 689 out of 1,089Before him are Nikephoros Blemmydes, Rudolph Goclenius, Anniceris, Diodorus Cronus, Thomas Hill Green, and Johannes Oecolampadius. After him are Daisaku Ikeda, Lucian Blaga, Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi, Jaakko Hintikka, Hermippus of Smyrna, and Domingo de Soto.

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Among people born in 1248, Peter John Olivi ranks 5Before him are Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France, Giovanni Pisano, Angela of Foligno, and Robert II, Duke of Burgundy. After him is Blanche of Artois. Among people deceased in 1298, Peter John Olivi ranks 7Before him are Jacobus da Varagine, Adolf of Germany, Mechtilde, Ram Khamhaeng, Yolanda of Poland, and Smilets of Bulgaria. After him are Yang Hui, Otto V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel, Albert II, Duke of Saxony, and Thoros III, King of Armenia.

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Among people born in France, Peter John Olivi ranks 2,190 out of 5,234Before him are Albert Girard (1595), Marina Ginestà (1919), Pōmare IV (1813), Ariane Mnouchkine (1939), Gaston Paris (1839), and Charles Vanel (1892). After him are Gonzalo Higuaín (1987), Jacques-François Menou (1750), Louis Feuillade (1873), Dominique, comte de Cassini (1748), Anselme Payen (1795), and Henri Michel (1947).


Among philosophers born in France, Peter John Olivi ranks 90Before him are Jean-Marie Guyau (1854), Paul Nizan (1905), Julien Benda (1867), Jean Hyppolite (1907), Gilbert de la Porrée (1070), and Étienne Balibar (1942). After him are Vladimir Jankélévitch (1903), William of Conches (1080), Jean Guitton (1901), Émile Boutroux (1845), Étienne-Gabriel Morelly (1717), and Louis Lavelle (1883).