Vincent of Beauvais

1190 - 1264

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Vincent of Beauvais (Latin: Vincentius Bellovacensis or Vincentius Burgundus; c. 1184/1194 – c. 1264) was a Dominican friar at the Cistercian monastery of Royaumont Abbey, France. He is known mostly for his Speculum Maius (Great mirror), a major work of compilation that was widely read in the Middle Ages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vincent of Beauvais has received more than 220,547 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Vincent of Beauvais is the 466th most popular philosopher (down from 415th in 2019), the 1,392nd most popular biography from France (down from 1,234th in 2019) and the 66th most popular French Philosopher.

Vincent of Beauvais was a medieval scholar and theologian who is most famous for his encyclopedia, the Speculum Maius.

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Over the past year Vincent of Beauvais has had the most page views in the with 13,281 views, followed by French (6,765), and Russian (6,070). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Russian (99.93%), Icelandic (85.24%), and Catalan (84.02%)


Among philosophers, Vincent of Beauvais ranks 466 out of 1,267Before him are Victor Cousin, Vittorino da Feltre, Michel de Certeau, Zhiyi, Ivan Ilyin, and Daniel Dennett. After him are George Pachymeres, Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Jean-Luc Nancy, Hans Reichenbach, Hasdai Crescas, and Ravidas.

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Among people born in 1190, Vincent of Beauvais ranks 4Before him are Pope Clement IV, Sorghaghtani Beki, and Sundiata Keita. After him are Jordan of Saxony, Theodora Angelina, Ibn Abi'l-Hadid, Maria of Brabant, Holy Roman Empress, Władysław Odonic, Andronikos Palaiologos, Henry II, Count of Bar, and Agafia of Rus. Among people deceased in 1264, Vincent of Beauvais ranks 5Before him are Pope Urban IV, Daniel of Galicia, Emperor Lizong, and Treniota. After him are Rostislav Mikhailovich, Andrey II of Vladimir, Athir al-Din al-Abhari, and Gonzalo de Berceo.

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In France

Among people born in France, Vincent of Beauvais ranks 1,392 out of 6,770Before him are Raymond Radiguet (1903), Henri Dutilleux (1916), Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine (1670), Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1711), Bertrade de Montfort (1070), and François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville (1818). After him are Laurent Schwartz (1915), Pauline Félicité de Mailly-Nesle (1712), Renata of Lorraine (1544), Jacques Laffite (1943), Jean-Luc Nancy (1940), and Jacques Balmat (1762).


Among philosophers born in France, Vincent of Beauvais ranks 66Before him are Emmanuel Mounier (1905), Petrus Ramus (1515), Maine de Biran (1766), Michel Serres (1930), Victor Cousin (1792), and Michel de Certeau (1925). After him are Jean-Luc Nancy (1940), Pierre Duhem (1861), Guillaume Budé (1467), Louis Couturat (1868), William of Champeaux (1070), and Émile Chartier (1868).