Abbé Pierre

1912 - 2007

Abbé Pierre

Abbé Pierre, OFM Cap, (born Henri Marie Joseph Grouès; 5 August 1912 – 22 January 2007) was a French Catholic priest, member of the Resistance during World War II, and deputy of the Popular Republican Movement (MRP). Abbé is a courtesy title given to Catholic priests in French-speaking countries. In 1949, he founded the Emmaus movement, with the goal of helping poor and homeless people and refugees. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abbé Pierre has received more than 149,344 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 123rd most popular social activist.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among social activists, Abbé Pierre ranks 122 out of 426Before him are Betty Ford, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Jimmy Hoffa, Fred Phelps, Gerda Christian, and Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya. After him are Alfred Naujocks, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Jody Williams, Rudi Dutschke, and Mangal Pandey.

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Among people born in 1912, Abbé Pierre ranks 60Before him are Isser Harel, Shoichi Nishimura, John Payne, Herbert C. Brown, Salvador Luria, and Pat Nixon. After him are Pedro Armendáriz, Ghazi of Iraq, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Julia Child, Arne Næss, and Lawrence Durrell. Among people deceased in 2007, Abbé Pierre ranks 42Before him are Arthur Kornberg, Vladimir Kryuchkov, Barry Nelson, Jane Wyman, Lois Maxwell, and Alan MacDiarmid. After him are André Gorz, Norman Mailer, Jaan Kross, Ian Smith, Joe Zawinul, and Atle Selberg.

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In France

Among people born in France, Abbé Pierre ranks 1,288 out of 4,109Before him are Bernard Hinault (1954), Berengar of Tours (998), Theobald II of Navarre (1239), Adalberon (947), Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno (1764), and Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans (1753). After him are Charles-Émile Reynaud (1844), Maria Francisca of Savoy (1646), Élie Cartan (1869), Louis I, Count of Flanders (1304), Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847), and Alphonse, Count of Poitiers (1220).


Among social activists born in France, Abbé Pierre ranks 10Before him are Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), René Cassin (1887), Louise Michel (1830), Léon Jouhaux (1879), Flora Tristan (1803), and René Just Haüy (1743). After him are Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208), Jacques Roux (1752), Balthasar Gérard (1557), Ravachol (1859), Guillaume Cale (1350), and Germaine Tillion (null).

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