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Bruno Latour

1947 - 2022

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Bruno Latour (French: [latuʁ]; 22 June 1947 – 9 October 2022) was a French philosopher, anthropologist and sociologist. He was especially known for his work in the field of science and technology studies (STS). After teaching at the École des Mines de Paris (Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation) from 1982 to 2006, he became professor at Sciences Po Paris (2006–2017), where he was the scientific director of the Sciences Po Medialab. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruno Latour has received more than 1,108,596 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Bruno Latour is the 335th most popular philosopher (down from 331st in 2019), the 896th most popular biography from France (up from 914th in 2019) and the 45th most popular French Philosopher.

Bruno Latour is a French philosopher and anthropologist. He is most famous for his work in the field of science and technology studies. He is also known for his work in the field of sociology of knowledge.

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Among philosophers, Bruno Latour ranks 335 out of 1,081Before him are Mazdak, Ramanuja, Crates of Thebes, Timon of Phlius, Otto Neurath, and Peter Singer. After him are Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Hwang Jini, Francisco de Vitoria, Antoine Arnauld, Juan Luis Vives, and Jacques Rancière.

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Among people born in 1947, Bruno Latour ranks 51Before him are César Gaviria, Gerd Binnig, James Woods, Megawati Sukarnoputri, Rob Rensenbrink, and Jonathan Pryce. After him are Mohammad Najibullah, Mykola Azarov, Richard Dreyfuss, Kevin Kline, Tostão, and Sofia Rotaru. Among people deceased in 2022, Bruno Latour ranks 45Before him are Bill Russell, Angelo Sodano, Peter Bogdanovich, Hardy Krüger, Kakuichi Mimura, and Viktor Saneyev. After him are David Sassoli, Uwe Seeler, William Hurt, Louise Fletcher, Issei Sagawa, and Stanislav Shushkevich.

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Among people born in France, Bruno Latour ranks 896 out of 6,011Before him are Georges Couthon (1755), Jean-Paul Gaultier (1952), André-Jacques Garnerin (1769), Jacques MacDonald (1765), Louis Desaix (1768), and Inessa Armand (1874). After him are Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy (1143), Auguste Mariette (1821), Arnaut Daniel (1150), Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700), Marie de France (1101), and Jacques Delors (1925).


Among philosophers born in France, Bruno Latour ranks 45Before him are Félix Guattari (1930), Roscellinus (1050), Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857), Sebastian Brant (1458), Jean-Luc Nancy (1940), and Henri Lefebvre (1901). After him are Antoine Arnauld (1612), Edgar Morin (1921), René Girard (1923), Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples (1460), Jean Gerson (1363), and Pierre d'Ailly (1350).

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