Thomas Aquinas

1225 - 1274

Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas (; Italian: Tommaso d'Aquino, lit. 'Thomas of Aquino'; 1225 – 7 March 1274) was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Aquinas has received more than 5,105,395 page views. His biography is available in 133 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 16th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Thomas Aquinas ranks 16 out of 1,005Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Nietzsche, Niccolò Machiavelli, Augustine of Hippo, Francis Bacon, and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. After him are John Locke, Baruch Spinoza, Seneca the Younger, Montesquieu, Epicurus, and Thomas Hobbes.

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Among people born in 1225, Thomas Aquinas ranks 1After him are Pope Innocent V, Nicola Pisano, Isabelle of France, David VI of Georgia, and Bolesław the Pious. Among people deceased in 1274, Thomas Aquinas ranks 1After him are Bonaventure, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Henry I of Navarre, Emperor Duzong, Robert de Sorbon, and Prince Munetaka.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Thomas Aquinas ranks 15 out of 3,282Before him are Augustus (-63), Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Benito Mussolini (1883), and Cicero (-106). After him are Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Virgil (-70), Nero (37), Giordano Bruno (1548), Francis of Assisi (1182), and Commodus (161).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Thomas Aquinas ranks 2Before him are Niccolò Machiavelli (1469). After him are Maria Montessori (1870), Parmenides (-501), Zeno of Elea (-490), Pliny the Elder (23), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Empedocles (-490), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Boethius (480), Tommaso Campanella (1568), and Bonaventure (1221).

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