Thomas More

1478 - 1535

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Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), venerated in the Catholic Church as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, judge, 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 6,208,447 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Thomas More is the 44th most popular philosopher (down from 39th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 37th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Philosopher.

Thomas More was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, and statesman. He was Lord Chancellor from 1529 to 1532 and is best known for his influential work Utopia.

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Among philosophers, Thomas More ranks 44 out of 1,089Before him are Al-Ghazali, Michel de Montaigne, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Maria Montessori, Parmenides, and Origen. After him are Al-Farabi, Michel Foucault, Karl Popper, Protagoras, Hannah Arendt, and Henri Bergson.

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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 Barbara Jagiellon. Among people deceased in 1535, Thomas More ranks 1After him are Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, Francesco II Sforza, Lorenzo Costa, Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg, Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, John Fisher, Ippolito de' Medici, Bartolomeo Tromboncino, and Gustav Trolle.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas More ranks 50 out of 6,924Before him are William Wallace (1270), Edward Jenner (1749), John Dalton (1766), Alfred the Great (849), Robert Hooke (1635), and Lord Byron (1788). After him are Sean Connery (1930), Francis Drake (1540), Cecil Rhodes (1853), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), Lewis Carroll (1832), and Oliver Cromwell (1599).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

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