Thomas More

1478 - 1535

Thomas More

Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), venerated in the Catholic Church as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He also served Henry VIII as Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to May 1532. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas More has received more than 5,560,089 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 41st most popular philosopher.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 79.99

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 91

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.80

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Thomas Mores by language


Among philosophers, Thomas More ranks 39 out of 1,005Before him are Sun Tzu, Diogenes, Democritus, Plutarch, Auguste Comte, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. After him are Michel Foucault, Maria Montessori, Al-Farabi, Michel de Montaigne, Origen, and Al-Ghazali.

Most Popular Philosophers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1478, Thomas More ranks 1After him are Pope Clement VII, Francisco Pizarro, Hayreddin Barbarossa, Giorgione, Philip I of Castile, Baldassare Castiglione, John, Prince of Asturias, Jan Gossaert, Pánfilo de Narváez, Surdas, and Gian Giorgio Trissino. Among people deceased in 1535, Thomas More ranks 1After him are Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Francesco II Sforza, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, Lorenzo Costa, Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg, Ippolito de' Medici, and John Fisher.

Others Born in 1478

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1535

Go to all Rankings

In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas More ranks 37 out of 5,347Before him are Alexander Fleming (1881), Daniel Defoe (1660), David Hume (1711), Mary I of England (1516), Jane Austen (1775), and James Clerk Maxwell (1831). After him are Lord Byron (1788), Bertrand Russell (1872), Anne Boleyn (1501), Francis Drake (1540), William Wallace (1270), and James Prescott Joule (1818).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Thomas More ranks 5Before him are Francis Bacon (1561), John Locke (1632), Thomas Hobbes (1588), and David Hume (1711). After him are William of Ockham (1285), Roger Bacon (1220), Herbert Spencer (1820), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Duns Scotus (1265), John Wycliffe (1324), and Joseph Priestley (1733).