William of Ockham

1285 - 1347

William of Ockham

William of Ockham (; also Occam, from Latin: Gulielmus Occamus; c. 1287 – 1347) was an English Franciscan friar, scholastic philosopher, and theologian, who is believed to have been born in Ockham, a small village in Surrey. He is considered to be one of the major figures of medieval thought and was at the centre of the major intellectual and political controversies of the 14th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William of Ockham has received more than 876,027 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 66th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, William of Ockham ranks 64 out of 1,005Before him are Peter Abelard, Ludwig Feuerbach, Anaximander, Edmund Husserl, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, and Antonio Gramsci. After him are Karl Jaspers, Arius, George Berkeley, Rudolf Steiner, Empedocles, and Jürgen Habermas.

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Among people born in 1285, William of Ockham ranks 1After him are Ferdinand IV of Castile, Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan, Emperor Go-Nijō, An-Nasir Muhammad, Ferrer Bassa, Baldwin of Luxembourg, Michael of Trebizond, Euphemia of Pomerania, Thomas I Komnenos Doukas, and Al-Mustakfi I. Among people deceased in 1347, William of Ockham ranks 1After him are Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Joan III, Countess of Burgundy, and Maria of Navarre.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William of Ockham ranks 66 out of 5,347Before him are Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), J. M. W. Turner (1775), Edward Jenner (1749), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Ragnar Lodbrok (null), and John Dee (1527). After him are Harold Harefoot (1016), Paul McCartney (1942), James VI and I (1566), Guy Fawkes (1570), Charles Babbage (1791), and Roger Bacon (1220).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, William of Ockham ranks 6Before him are Francis Bacon (1561), John Locke (1632), Thomas Hobbes (1588), David Hume (1711), and Thomas More (1478). After him are Roger Bacon (1220), Herbert Spencer (1820), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Duns Scotus (1265), John Wycliffe (1324), and Joseph Priestley (1733).