Augustin Thierry

1795 - 1856

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Augustin Thierry (or Jacques Nicolas Augustin Thierry; 10 May 1795 – 22 May 1856) 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 57,047 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Augustin Thierry is the 125th most popular historian (down from 115th in 2019), the 2,154th most popular biography from France (down from 1,928th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Historian.

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Among historians, Augustin Thierry ranks 125 out of 339Before him are Pierre Nora, Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, Richard Pipes, John Kinnamos, Norman Davies, and Guibert of Nogent. After him are Max Dvořák, E. P. Thompson, August Ludwig von Schlözer, Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, Helmold, and Johann Weikhard von Valvasor.

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Among people born in 1795, Augustin Thierry ranks 24Before him are Hadji Murad, Maria Schicklgruber, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, Heinrich Marschner, Peter Andreas Hansen, and Prince Karl Theodor of Bavaria. After him are Anselme Payen, Andrew Dũng-Lạc, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Antoine-Louis Barye, Charles Barry, and Anton Schindler. Among people deceased in 1856, Augustin Thierry ranks 21Before him are Farkas Bolyai, Princess Elisabeth of Savoy, Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall, Princess Pauline of Württemberg, Said bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, and Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov. After him are David d'Angers, Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, Pyotr Chaadayev, Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen, William Buckland, and Nicolas-Charles Bochsa.

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In France

Among people born in France, Augustin Thierry ranks 2,154 out of 6,011Before him are Gilbert de la Porrée (1070), Manitas de Plata (1921), Henri Gouraud (1867), André Leroi-Gourhan (1911), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (1989), and Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (1669). After him are Carle Vernet (1758), Alexis Korner (1928), Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686), Yann Tiersen (1970), Jean-Louis Schlesser (1948), and Marcel Camus (1912).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Augustin Thierry ranks 18Before him are Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929), François Furet (1927), Pierre Nora (1931), Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme (1540), and Guibert of Nogent (1055). After him are Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange (1610), Charles Diehl (1859), Adémar de Chabannes (989), René Grousset (1885), Roger Chartier (1945), and Bernard Desclot (1201).