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Alfred Binet

1857 - 1911

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Alfred Binet (French: [binɛ]; 8 July 1857 – 18 October 1911), born Alfredo Binetti, was a French psychologist who invented the first practical IQ test, the Binet–Simon test. In 1904, the French Ministry of Education asked psychologist Alfred Binet to devise a method that would determine which students did not learn effectively from regular classroom instruction so they could be given remedial work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Binet has received more than 759,395 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfred Binet is the 26th most popular psychologist (up from 29th in 2019), the 354th most popular biography from France (up from 402nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Psychologist.

Alfred Binet was a French psychologist who is most famous for developing the first intelligence test.

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Among psychologists, Alfred Binet ranks 26 out of 183Before him are Edward Thorndike, Melanie Klein, Anna Freud, Daniel Kahneman, Wilhelm Reich, and Irvin D. Yalom. After him are Lawrence Kohlberg, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Gustav Fechner, Karen Horney, Jerome Bruner, and Paul Ekman.

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Among people born in 1857, Alfred Binet ranks 14Before him are Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Henrik Pontoppidan, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, William Howard Taft, and Alfonso XII of Spain. After him are Ruggero Leoncavallo, Eugen Bleuler, Alexander of Battenberg, Theo van Gogh, Thorstein Veblen, and Ronald Ross. Among people deceased in 1911, Alfred Binet ranks 5Before him are Gustav Mahler, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Wilhelm Dilthey, and Francis Galton. After him are Joseph Pulitzer, Pyotr Stolypin, Paul Lafargue, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Georg Jellinek, Emilio Salgari, and Valentin Serov.

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Among people born in France, Alfred Binet ranks 354 out of 6,011Before him are Marguerite de Navarre (1492), Roger Martin du Gard (1881), Paul Ricœur (1913), James I of Aragon (1208), Jean Buridan (1295), and Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709). After him are Constantine II (316), Jeanne Moreau (1928), Louis IV of France (920), Baldwin I of Jerusalem (1058), Pierre Gassendi (1592), and Pope Innocent V (1225).


Among psychologists born in France, Alfred Binet ranks 3Before him are Jacques Lacan (1901) and Gustave Le Bon (1841). After him are Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882), Pierre Janet (1859), Théodule-Armand Ribot (1839), Émile Coué (1857), Henri Wallon (1879), Françoise Dolto (1908), Jean Laplanche (1924), and Boris Cyrulnik (1937).