Augustin Thierry

1795 - 1856

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Jacques Nicolas Augustin Thierry (10 May 1795 – 22 May 1856; also known as Augustin Thierry) was a French historian. Although originally a follower of Henri de Saint-Simon, he later developed his own approach to history. A committed liberal, his approach to history often introduced a romantic interpretation, although he did engage in research of primary sources. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augustin Thierry has received more than 70,454 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Augustin Thierry is the 142nd most popular historian (down from 130th in 2019), the 2,161st most popular biography from France (down from 2,147th in 2019) and the 20th most popular French Historian.

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Among historians, Augustin Thierry ranks 142 out of 561Before him are Hieronymus Wolf, Jan Assmann, Evagrius Scholasticus, John Kinnamos, Doukas, and Philostorgius. After him are Mirkhvand, Vladimir Minorsky, Pierre Nora, Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, Max Dvořák, and Faustus of Byzantium.

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Among people born in 1795, Augustin Thierry ranks 24Before him are Hadji Murad, Johns Hopkins, Anselme Payen, Heinrich Marschner, Vincent Pallotti, and James Barry. After him are Prince Karl Theodor of Bavaria, Maria Schicklgruber, Peter Andreas Hansen, Antoine-Louis Barye, Andrew Dũng-Lạc, and Ghazi Muhammad. Among people deceased in 1856, Augustin Thierry ranks 20Before him are Manuela Sáenz, Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, Princess Elisabeth of Savoy, David d'Angers, and Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov. After him are Princess Pauline of Württemberg, Pyotr Chaadayev, Georgios Sinas, Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel, Said bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, and John Ross.

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In France

Among people born in France, Augustin Thierry ranks 2,161 out of 6,770Before him are François-Joseph Talma (1763), Raymonde de Laroche (1882), Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), Louis Poinsot (1777), Jean-Baptiste van Loo (1684), and Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne (1756). After him are Catherine Charlotte de Gramont (1639), Louis I, Count of Blois (1172), André Leroi-Gourhan (1911), Alain Ducasse (1956), Yolande, Duchess of Lorraine (1428), and Yannick Noah (1960).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Augustin Thierry ranks 20Before him are Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), Paul Veyne (1930), René Grousset (1885), Emmanuel Todd (1951), François Furet (1927), and Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme (1540). After him are Pierre Nora (1931), Guibert of Nogent (1055), Edgar Quinet (1803), Charles Diehl (1859), Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange (1610), and Roger Chartier (1945).