William of Conches

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William of Conches (c. 1090/1091 – c. 1155/1170s) was a French scholastic philosopher who sought to expand the bounds of Christian humanism by studying secular works of the classics and fostering empirical science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William of Conches has received more than 44,045 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). William of Conches is the 702nd most popular philosopher (down from 684th in 2019), the 2,245th most popular biography from France (down from 2,090th in 2019) and the 92nd most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, William of Conches ranks 702 out of 1,089Before him are Vladimir Jankélévitch, Johann Heinrich Alsted, James Mark Baldwin, Thiruvalluvar, Thomas Arnold, and Raymond Williams. After him are Jakob Lorber, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Jean Guitton, Ted Nelson, Onesicritus, and Narayana Guru.

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Among people born in 1080, William of Conches ranks 13Before him are Matilda of Scotland, Sanai, Raymond du Puy, Abu'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī, Abu Hamid al-Gharnati, and Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan. After him are Margaret Fredkulla, William of Malmesbury, and Henry of Huntingdon. Among people deceased in 1154, William of Conches ranks 7Before him are Roger II of Sicily, Stephen, King of England, Pope Anastasius IV, Adelaide of Maurienne, Iziaslav II of Kiev, and Gilbert de la Porrée. After him are Viacheslav I of Kiev, Isaac Komnenos, and Al-Zafir.

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Among people born in France, William of Conches ranks 2,245 out of 5,234Before him are Marcellin Champagnat (1789), Jean Ferrat (1930), Henri Pescarolo (1942), Bernadette Lafont (1938), Paul Morand (1888), and Nicolas Sanson (1600). After him are Antoine Coysevox (1640), Jacques Audiard (1952), Bertrand Blier (1939), Martine Carol (1920), Walter Gieseking (1895), and Guillaume Thomas François Raynal (1713).


Among philosophers born in France, William of Conches ranks 92Before him are Julien Benda (1867), Jean Hyppolite (1907), Gilbert de la Porrée (1070), Étienne Balibar (1942), Peter John Olivi (1248), and Vladimir Jankélévitch (1903). After him are Jean Guitton (1901), Émile Boutroux (1845), Étienne-Gabriel Morelly (1717), Louis Lavelle (1883), André Glucksmann (1937), and Michael Baius (1513).