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Benjamin Constant

1767 - 1830

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Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque (French: [kɔ̃stɑ̃]; 25 October 1767 – 8 December 1830), or simply Benjamin Constant, was a Franco-Swiss political thinker, activist and writer on political theory and religion. A committed republican from 1795, he backed the coup d'état of 18 Fructidor (4 September 1797) and the following one on 18 brumaire (9 November 1799). During the Consulat, in 1800 he became the leader of the Liberal Opposition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benjamin Constant has received more than 367,221 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Benjamin Constant is the 233rd most popular philosopher (down from 199th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 30th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swiss Philosopher.

Benjamin Constant was a Swiss-French philosopher and politician who is most famous for his essay "The Liberty of Ancients Compared with that of Moderns."

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Among philosophers, Benjamin Constant ranks 233 out of 1,081Before him are Bernard Bolzano, Bayazid Bastami, Imre Lakatos, Cratylus, Gaston Bachelard, and Pelagius. After him are Michael Psellos, Al-Jahiz, Josef Breuer, Iamblichus, Shen Kuo, and Judah Loew ben Bezalel.

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Among people born in 1767, Benjamin Constant ranks 8Before him are Wilhelm von Humboldt, Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Andrew Jackson, Jean-Baptiste Say, John Quincy Adams, and John VI of Portugal. After him are Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, August Wilhelm Schlegel, Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg, Nicolas Oudinot, Manuel Godoy, and Henri Christophe. Among people deceased in 1830, Benjamin Constant ranks 7Before him are Simón Bolívar, Joseph Fourier, Pope Pius VIII, George IV of the United Kingdom, Adam Weishaupt, and Francis I of the Two Sicilies. After him are Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, Antonio José de Sucre, Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse, Louis Henri, Prince of Condé, and Thomas Lawrence.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Benjamin Constant ranks 41 out of 876Before him are Karl Barth (1886), Johannes Itten (1888), Eugen Bleuler (1857), Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), Auguste Piccard (1884), and Heinrich Rohrer (1933). After him are Henry Fuseli (1741), Hermann Rorschach (1884), Albert I of Germany (1255), Robert Walser (1878), Angelica Kauffman (1741), and Joan Gamper (1877).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Switzerland

Among philosophers born in Switzerland, Benjamin Constant ranks 2Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712). After him are Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821), Frithjof Schuon (1907), Emil Brunner (1889), Denis de Rougemont (1906), Jean Ziegler (1934), Jean Vanier (1928), Jean Starobinski (1920), Emer de Vattel (1714), Edmond Privat (1889), and Karl Ludwig von Haller (1768).