16th Century Philosophers
Find out more about the greatest 16th Century Philosophers, including Galileo Galilei, René Déscartes, Niccolò Machiavelli, Nicolaus Copernicus and Thomas Hobbes.
Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei
15 February 1564, Italian
Astronomer, Mathematician, Philosopher, Rebel
Niccolò MachiavelliNiccolò Machiavelli
03 May 1469, Italian
Political Philosopher

Nicolaus CopernicusNicolaus Copernicus
19 February 1473, Polish
 

Francis BaconFrancis Bacon
22 January 1561, British
Philosopher

Thomas HobbesThomas Hobbes
05 April 1588, British
Philosopher

Michel de MontaigneMichel de Montaigne
28 February 1533, French
Philosopher
Saint Teresa of AvilaSaint Teresa of Avila
28 March 1515, Spanish
Saint

René DéscartesRené Déscartes
31 March 1596, French
Mathematician, Philosopher and Writer

Giordano BrunoGiordano Bruno
1548 AD, Italian
Philosopher

John DeeJohn Dee
13 July 1527, British
Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Writer,
Hugo GrotiusHugo Grotius
10 April 1583, Dutch
Jurist

Gerolamo CardanoGerolamo Cardano
24 September 1501, Italian
Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Inventor,
Heinrich Cornelius AgrippaHeinrich Cornelius Agrippa
14 September 1486, German
Physician

John Amos ComeniusJohn Amos Comenius
28 March 1592, Czech
Writer, Linguist, Presbyter, Theologian,

Jean BodinJean Bodin
1529 AD, French
jurist, philosopher, economist, historian,
Jacobus ArminiusJacobus Arminius
10 October 1560, Dutch
Theologian, University teacher

Mulla SadraMulla Sadra
1571 AD, Iranian
philosopher, writer
Francisco de VitoriaFrancisco de Vitoria
1483 AD, Spanish
philosopher, writer, religious, university

Pierre GassendiPierre Gassendi
22 January 1592, French
Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Professor,

Francisco SuárezFrancisco Suárez
Spanish
 
Tommaso CampanellaTommaso Campanella
06 September 1568, Italian
philosopher, writer, poet, astrologer

Marin MersenneMarin Mersenne
08 September 1588, French
Philosopher, Theologian, Mathematician,
Thomas CajetanThomas Cajetan
20 February 1469, Italian
philosopher, Catholic priest

Étienne de La BoétieÉtienne de La Boétie
 

Teresa of ÁvilaTeresa of Ávila
28 March 1515, Spanish
Philosopher, Writer, Cleric