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 668,322 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Alfred Binet is the 29th most popular psychologist (down from 27th in 2019), the 403rd most popular biography from France (up from 468th 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 29 out of 182Before him are Wilhelm Reich, Melanie Klein, Daniel Kahneman, Gustav Fechner, Hermann Ebbinghaus, and Irvin D. Yalom. After him are Hans Eysenck, Paul Ekman, Karen Horney, Gordon Allport, Jerome Bruner, and Alfred Kinsey.

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Among people born in 1857, Alfred Binet ranks 15Before him are Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Henrik Pontoppidan, Alfonso XII of Spain, Ruggero Leoncavallo, and William Howard Taft. After him are Theo van Gogh, Eugen Bleuler, Paul Doumer, Antoni Grabowski, Axel Munthe, and Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia. 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, Paul Lafargue, Pyotr Stolypin, Emilio Salgari, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Georg Jellinek, and Maria Pia of Savoy.

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Among people born in France, Alfred Binet ranks 403 out of 5,234Before him are Alexis Carrel (1873), Dagobert I (611), Marc Bloch (1886), Jacques Prévert (1900), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), and Jean-François Lyotard (1924). After him are Odilon Redon (1840), Robert Campin (1375), François-Noël Babeuf (1760), Robert I of France (860), Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), and Charles Le Brun (1619).


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), and Jean Laplanche (1924).