Augustin Barruel

1741 - 1820

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Augustin Barruel (October 2, 1741 – October 5, 1820) was a French publicist and Jesuit priest. He is now mostly known for setting forth the conspiracy theory involving the Bavarian Illuminati and the Jacobins in his book Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism (original title Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire du Jacobinisme) published in 1797. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augustin Barruel has received more than 76,177 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Augustin Barruel is the 1,710th most popular writer, the 1,883rd most popular biography from France and the 244th most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Augustin Barruel ranks 1,710 out of 5,794Before him are Liu Zongyuan, Denis Fonvizin, E. E. Cummings, Jean de Meun, Pierre Reverdy, and Arnaldur Indriðason. After him are Peter Abrahams, Terry Brooks, Sabino Arana, Karin Boye, Tanya Savicheva, and Thomas Keneally.

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Among people born in 1741, Augustin Barruel ranks 17Before him are Nicolas Chamfort, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Emperor Momozono, Andrea Luchesi, Benedict Arnold, and Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. After him are Pierre Pigneau de Behaine, Arthur Young, Johann Gottlieb Naumann, José Cadalso, William Withering, and Ivan Gudovich. Among people deceased in 1820, Augustin Barruel ranks 19Before him are Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange, Alexander Mackenzie, Joseph Banks, Princess Wilhelmina Caroline of Denmark, Clement Mary Hofbauer, and Jean-Lambert Tallien. After him are Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney, Daniel Boone, Nguyễn Du, Benjamin West, Anders Sparrman, and Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia.

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In France

Among people born in France, Augustin Barruel ranks 1,883 out of 5,234Before him are Yves Bonnefoy (1923), Aimery of Cyprus (1172), Margaret of Bourbon (1438), Johann Hermann (1738), Jean de Meun (1240), and Pierre Reverdy (1889). After him are Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), Jacques Thibaud (1880), Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1937), Peter the Venerable (1092), William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (1024), and Jean Borotra (1898).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Augustin Barruel ranks 244Before him are Tristan Corbière (1845), Michel Zevaco (1860), Annie Ernaux (1940), Jacques Cazotte (1719), Jean de Meun (1240), and Pierre Reverdy (1889). After him are Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de Genlis (1746), Charles Paul de Kock (1793), Marcel Schwob (1867), Marquis de Custine (1790), Guillaume de Lorris (1200), and Jean Bodel (1165).