Claude Lefort

1924 - 2010

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Claude Lefort (; French: [ləfɔʁ]; 21 April 1924 – 3 October 2010) was a French philosopher and activist. He was politically active by 1942 under the influence of his tutor, the phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty (whose posthumous publications Lefort later edited). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Lefort has received more than 87,941 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Claude Lefort is the 808th most popular philosopher (down from 761st in 2019), the 2,671st most popular biography from France (down from 2,339th in 2019) and the 99th most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Claude Lefort ranks 808 out of 1,089Before him are Karel Kosík, Michael Baius, John Argyropoulos, Michael Dummett, Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, and Necip Fazıl Kısakürek. After him are F. H. Bradley, Eric Hoffer, Francesco Filelfo, Anania Shirakatsi, Aleksey Khomyakov, and Henry of Ghent.

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Among people born in 1924, Claude Lefort ranks 166Before him are Eduardo Paolozzi, Deke Slayton, Jean Laplanche, Marjorie Boulton, M. Karunanidhi, and Alain Bombard. After him are Arthur Janov, Billy Wright, S. R. Nathan, John Hansen, Jean Girault, and Michel Constantin. Among people deceased in 2010, Claude Lefort ranks 122Before him are Hajo Herrmann, Cesare Siepi, Günter Behnisch, Gary Coleman, Tomáš Špidlík, and Vladimir Ilyushin. After him are Rue McClanahan, Sinan Hasani, Guido de Marco, Abraham Sutzkever, Dimitrios Ioannidis, and Georges Wilson.

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Among people born in France, Claude Lefort ranks 2,671 out of 5,234Before him are François Ozon (1967), Gérard Larrousse (1940), Auguste Herbin (1882), Edmond Audran (1840), Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (1836), and Catherine Spaak (1945). After him are Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (1955), Claude Balbastre (1724), Jacques Babinet (1794), Louis Claude Richard (1754), Eugène-Henri Gravelotte (1876), and René Mayer (1895).


Among philosophers born in France, Claude Lefort ranks 99Before him are Jean Guitton (1901), Émile Boutroux (1845), Étienne-Gabriel Morelly (1717), Louis Lavelle (1883), André Glucksmann (1937), and Michael Baius (1513). After him are Denis Pétau (1583), Alain Finkielkraut (1949), Favorinus (85), Pierre Nicole (1625), Léon Brunschvicg (1869), and Charles Renouvier (1815).