Fernand Braudel

1902 - 1985

Fernand Braudel

Fernand Braudel (French: [bʁodɛl]; 24 August 1902 – 27 November 1985) was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School. His scholarship focused on three main projects: The Mediterranean (1923–49, then 1949–66), Civilization and Capitalism (1955–79), and the unfinished Identity of France (1970–85). His reputation stems in part from his writings, but even more from his success in making the Annales School the most important engine of historical research in France and much of the world after 1950. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fernand Braudel has received more than 442,637 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 18th most popular historian.

Memorability Metrics

  • 440k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.88

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Fernand Braudels by language


Among historians, Fernand Braudel ranks 18 out of 292Before him are Diodorus Siculus, Thomas Kuhn, Manetho, Saxo Grammaticus, Mircea Eliade, and Cassius Dio. After him are Procopius, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Johan Huizinga, Arnold J. Toynbee, Jacob Burckhardt, and Marc Bloch.

Most Popular Historians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1902, Fernand Braudel ranks 13Before him are Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, Georgy Malenkov, Halldór Laxness, Nâzım Hikmet, and Talcott Parsons. After him are Isaac Bashevis Singer, Ray Kroc, Eugene Wigner, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Kurt Alder, and Alfred Kastler. Among people deceased in 1985, Fernand Braudel ranks 7Before him are Marc Chagall, Yul Brynner, Enver Hoxha, Konstantin Chernenko, Heinrich Böll, and Orson Welles. After him are Carl Schmitt, Italo Calvino, Charles Francis Richter, Dian Fossey, Rock Hudson, and László Bíró.

Others Born in 1902

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1985

Go to all Rankings

In France

Among people born in France, Fernand Braudel ranks 303 out of 4,109Before him are Jean Baudrillard (1929), James I of Aragon (1208), John the Fearless (1371), Alphonse Daudet (1840), Camille Claudel (1864), and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767). After him are Nadar (1820), Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640), Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Henri Moissan (1852), and Germaine de Staël (1766).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Fernand Braudel ranks 2Before him are Alexis de Tocqueville (1805). After him are Marc Bloch (1886), Hippolyte Taine (1828), Jacques Le Goff (1924), Lucien Febvre (1878), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Georges Duby (1919), Gaston Maspero (1846), Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929), and Adémar de Chabannes (989).

Historians Born in France

Go to all Rankings