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Ferdinand Buisson

1841 - 1932

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Ferdinand Édouard Buisson (20 December 1841 – 16 February 1932) was a French academic, educational bureaucrat, pacifist and Radical-Socialist (left liberal) politician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand Buisson has received more than 89,869 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Ferdinand Buisson is the 4,245th most popular politician (down from 4,115th in 2019), the 1,332nd most popular biography from France (up from 1,339th in 2019) and the 332nd most popular French Politician.

Ferdinand Buisson was a French historian and sociologist who is most famous for being the founder of the French school of sociology. He was also the founder of the French Association of Sociology.

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Among politicians, Ferdinand Buisson ranks 4,245 out of 15,577Before him are Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Muhammad of Ghor, Rudolf Kirchschläger, Ramiro I of Asturias, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, and Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé. After him are Rudolf Slánský, Paul Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Arame of Urartu, Pranab Mukherjee, Mokjong of Goryeo, and Rama III.

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Among people born in 1841, Ferdinand Buisson ranks 21Before him are Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Armand Fallières, Emmanuel Chabrier, Victor D'Hondt, and Armand Guillaumin. After him are Ahmed ‘Urabi, Clément Ader, Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta, Louis Le Prince, Julius von Payer, and Annie Chapman. Among people deceased in 1932, Ferdinand Buisson ranks 22Before him are Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, Edgar Wallace, Pavlik Morozov, André Maginot, Max Wolf, and Sophia of Prussia. After him are Jules Chéret, Eugen d'Albert, Ottokar Czernin, Pierre De Geyter, Franz von Hipper, and Alexander Grin.

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Among people born in France, Ferdinand Buisson ranks 1,332 out of 6,011Before him are Guillaume Brune (1763), François Rude (1784), Baldwin V, Count of Flanders (1012), Michel Tournier (1924), Louis Vierne (1870), and Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé (1736). After him are Adelaide of Aquitaine (950), Gustave Charpentier (1860), Raymond Loewy (1893), Jean Giono (1895), Florestan I, Prince of Monaco (1785), and Emmanuelle Charpentier (1968).


Among politicians born in France, Ferdinand Buisson ranks 332Before him are Louis-Eugène Cavaignac (1802), Everard des Barres (1113), Marie Angélique de Scorailles (1661), Henri Jules, Prince of Condé (1643), Baldwin V, Count of Flanders (1012), and Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé (1736). After him are Florestan I, Prince of Monaco (1785), Georges Bidault (1899), Ansegisel (602), André de Montbard (1103), Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre (1725), and Isabella of Valois (1389).