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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 7,570,287 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas More is the 40th most popular philosopher (up from 44th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 49th 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 40 out of 1,081Before him are Al-Ghazali, Diogenes, Laozi, David Hume, Søren Kierkegaard, and Protagoras. After him are Maria Montessori, Sun Tzu, Plutarch, Michel de Montaigne, Origen, and Al-Farabi.

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

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas More ranks 38 out of 7,765Before him are Lord Byron (1788), Jane Austen (1775), John Dalton (1766), David Hume (1711), Mary II of England (1662), and James Prescott Joule (1818). After him are Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), Anthony Hopkins (1937), John Lennon (1940), Edward Jenner (1749), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), and Bertrand Russell (1872).

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), Joseph Priestley (1733), John Venn (1834), and Duns Scotus (1265).