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Roscelin of Compiègne (c. 1050 – c. 1125), better known by his Latinized name Roscellinus Compendiensis or Rucelinus, was a French philosopher and theologian, often regarded as the founder of nominalism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roscellinus has received more than 87,605 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Roscellinus is the 289th most popular philosopher (up from 304th in 2019), the 767th most popular biography from France (up from 792nd in 2019) and the 40th most popular French Philosopher.

Roscellinus was a medieval theologian who was famous for his commentary on the Gospel of John.

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Among philosophers, Roscellinus ranks 289 out of 1,081Before him are Rudolf Bultmann, Arnaldus de Villa Nova, Anacharsis, A. S. Neill, Nicolai Hartmann, and Félix Guattari. After him are Ramana Maharshi, Adam of Bremen, Synesius, Robert Nozick, Sri Aurobindo, and Hipparchia of Maroneia.

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Among people born in 1050, Roscellinus ranks 6Before him are Hassan-i Sabbah, Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Pope Paschal II, Michael VII Doukas, and Peter the Hermit. After him are Frederick I, Duke of Swabia, Halsten Stenkilsson, Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Olaf III of Norway, Walter Sans Avoir, and Irnerius. Among people deceased in 1121, Roscellinus ranks 1After him are William of Champeaux, Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Floris II, Count of Holland, and Jón Ögmundsson.

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Among people born in France, Roscellinus ranks 767 out of 6,011Before him are Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans (1709), Marina Vlady (1938), Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755), Frontinus (30), Félix Guattari (1930), and Jean Nouvel (1945). After him are Georges Perec (1936), Theobald I of Navarre (1201), René Lalique (1860), Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), Alfred de Vigny (1797), and Françoise Dorléac (1942).


Among philosophers born in France, Roscellinus ranks 40Before him are Jacques Maritain (1882), Nicole Oresme (1323), Roger Garaudy (1913), Georges Sorel (1847), Raymond Aron (1905), and Félix Guattari (1930). After him are Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857), Sebastian Brant (1458), Jean-Luc Nancy (1940), Henri Lefebvre (1901), Bruno Latour (1947), and Antoine Arnauld (1612).