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List of notable or famous philosophers from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top philosophers born in Italy and even some popular philosophers who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian philosophers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These philosophers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known philosopher from Italy is included when available.

List people include Giordano Bruno, Julius Evola and more.

This historic philosophers from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian philosophers of note?" and "Who are the most famous philosophers from Italy?" These prominent philosophers of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian philosophers.

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Achille Gagliardi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Italy
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Achille Gagliardi

Achille Gagliardi was an ascetic writer and spiritual director; and a member of the Society of Jesus. Gagliardi was born at Padua, Italy. After a brilliant career at the University of Padua Gagliardi entered the Society of Jesus in 1559 with two brothers younger than himself. He taught philosophy at the Roman college, theology at Padua and Milan, and successfully directed several houses of his order in Northern Italy. He displayed indefatigable zeal in preaching, giving retreats and directing congregations, and was held in great esteem as a theologian and spiritual guide by the Archbishop of Milan, St. Charles Borromeo, whom he accompanied on his pastoral visitations, and at whose request he ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1537-1607)

Birthplace: Padua, Italy

Alessandro Achillini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Italy
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Alessandro Achillini

Alessandro Achillini was an Italian philosopher and physician. ...more

Age: Died at 49 (1463-1512)

Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Alessandro Piccolomini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Philosophers from Italy
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Alessandro Piccolomini

Alessandro Piccolomini was an Italian humanist and philosopher from Siena, who promoted the popularization in the vernacular of Latin and Greek scientific and philosophical treatises. His early works include Il Dialogo della bella creanza delle donne, o Raffaella and the comedies Amor costante, and Alessandro, which were sponsored and produced by the Sienese Accademia degl'Intronati, of which he was a member and an official. Much of his literary production consisted of translations from the Classics, of which Book xiii of Ovid's Metamorphoses and book vi of the Aeneid are early examples. In 1540, while a student at the University of Padua, he helped found the Infiammati Academy, in which he ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1508-1579)

Birthplace: Siena, Italy

Alexander Bonini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Italy
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Alexander Bonini

Alexander Bonini was an Italian Franciscan philosopher, who became Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor. He taught at the University of Paris. A prolific writer, he is now remembered most for his Tractatus de Usuris. ...more

Age: Died at 44 (1270-1314)