Thomas Aquinas

1225 - 1274

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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, the Doctor Communis, and the Doctor Universalis. The name Aquinas identifies his ancestral origins in the county of Aquino in present-day Lazio, Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Aquinas has received more than 5,896,445 page views. His biography is available in 139 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 133 in 2019). Thomas Aquinas is the 16th most popular philosopher, the 14th most popular biography from Italy (up from 15th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Philosopher.

Thomas Aquinas is most famous for his work in the 13th century on the relationship between faith and reason.

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Among philosophers, Thomas Aquinas ranks 16 out of 1,089Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche, Niccolò Machiavelli, Augustine of Hippo, John Locke, Francis Bacon, and Pythagoras. After him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Montesquieu, Arthur Schopenhauer, Thomas Hobbes, Epicurus, and Heraclitus.

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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, Bolesław the Pious, and John XI of Constantinople. 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, Wonjong of Goryeo, and Prince Munetaka.

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Among people born in Italy, Thomas Aquinas ranks 14 out of 4,088Before him are Augustus (-63), Dante Alighieri (1265), Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), and Benito Mussolini (1883). After him are Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Cicero (-106), Commodus (161), Nero (37), Giordano Bruno (1548), and Caravaggio (1571).


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), Lucretius (-94), Empedocles (-490), Pliny the Elder (23), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Boethius (480), and Bonaventure (1221).