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Thomas Aquinas

1225 - 1274

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Thomas Aquinas, OP (; Italian: Tommaso d'Aquino, lit. 'Thomas of Aquino'; 1225 – 7 March 1274) was an Italian Dominican friar and priest who was an influential philosopher, theologian and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism; he is known within the tradition 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. Among other things, he was a prominent proponent of natural theology and the father of a school of thought (encompassing both theology and philosophy) known as Thomism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Aquinas has received more than 7,200,152 page views. His biography is available in 142 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 139 in 2019). Thomas Aquinas is the 17th most popular philosopher (down from 16th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Italy (up from 14th 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 17 out of 1,081Before him are John Locke, Niccolò Machiavelli, Friedrich Nietzsche, Francis Bacon, Augustine of Hippo, and Thales of Miletus. After him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Montesquieu, Thomas Hobbes, Democritus, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Epicurus.

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Among people born in 1225, Thomas Aquinas ranks 1After him are Pope Innocent V, Nicola Pisano, Isabelle of France, Gertrude of Hohenberg, David VI of Georgia, Bolesław the Pious, Coppo di Marcovaldo, Władysław Opolski, 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, Robert de Sorbon, Emperor Duzong, Wonjong of Goryeo, and Prince Munetaka.

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Among people born in Italy, Thomas Aquinas ranks 13 out of 4,668Before him are Michelangelo (1475), Dante Alighieri (1265), Augustus (-63), Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), and Niccolò Machiavelli (1469). After him are Benito Mussolini (1883), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Cicero (-106), Virgil (-70), Commodus (161), and Giordano Bruno (1548).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Thomas Aquinas ranks 2Before him are Niccolò Machiavelli (1469). After him are Parmenides (-501), Maria Montessori (1870), Zeno of Elea (-490), Empedocles (-490), Lucretius (-94), Pliny the Elder (23), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Boethius (480), and Tommaso Campanella (1568).