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Edgar Faure

1908 - 1988

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Edgar Jean Faure (French: [ɛdɡaʁ foʁ]; 18 August 1908 – 30 March 1988) was a French politician, lawyer, essayist, historian and memoirist who served as Prime Minister of France in 1952 and again between 1955 and 1956. Prior to his election to the National Assembly for Jura under the Fourth Republic in 1946, he was a member of the French Committee of National Liberation (CFLN) in Algiers (1943–1944). A Radical, Faure was married to writer Lucie Meyer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Faure has received more than 121,181 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Edgar Faure is the 8,480th most popular politician (down from 8,135th in 2019), the 2,527th most popular biography from France (down from 2,469th in 2019) and the 600th most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, Edgar Faure ranks 8,480 out of 15,577Before him are Constanza Manuel, Takelot III, Marco Barbarigo, Ismail I of Granada, Pietro Ziani, and Ado of Vienne. After him are Emperor Fei of Jin, Umberto Bossi, Xie of Xia, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, Pyotr Chaadayev, and Sikandar Lodi.

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Among people born in 1908, Edgar Faure ranks 121Before him are Victor Weisskopf, Françoise Dolto, Ivan Yefremov, Robert Rossen, Michel Marcel Navratil, and Sam Giancana. After him are Mel Blanc, Vazgen I, Paul Henreid, Alejandro Scopelli, John Mills, and Richard Wright. Among people deceased in 1988, Edgar Faure ranks 77Before him are Trevor Howard, Gil Evans, Piero Taruffi, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Anna Mahler, and Françoise Dolto. After him are Divine, Anne Ramsey, Bluma Zeigarnik, Raymond Williams, Hal Ashby, and Viktors Arājs.

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Among people born in France, Edgar Faure ranks 2,527 out of 6,011Before him are Julie Billiart (1751), Antoine Louis (1723), Hélène Carrère d'Encausse (1929), Nadine Trintignant (1934), Camille Chautemps (1885), and Ado of Vienne (800). After him are Pierre Brasseur (1905), Pierre Renoir (1885), Varro Atacinus (-82), André Téchiné (1943), Jean Rapp (1771), and Paul Hazard (1878).


Among politicians born in France, Edgar Faure ranks 600Before him are Chilperic II of Burgundy (450), Joan of France, Duchess of Brittany (1391), Louise Julie de Mailly-Nesle (1710), Hélène Carrère d'Encausse (1929), Camille Chautemps (1885), and Ado of Vienne (800). After him are Jean Rapp (1771), Théophile Delcassé (1852), Elisabeth of Lorraine (1574), Odo of Bayeux (1036), Charles Jean Marie Barbaroux (1767), and Pierre d'Aubusson (1423).