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Fernand Braudel

1902 - 1985

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Fernand Braudel (French: [fɛʁnɑ̃ bʁodɛl]; 24 August 1902 – 27 November 1985) was a French historian and 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). He was a member of the Annales School of French historiography and social history in the 1950s and 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fernand Braudel has received more than 751,294 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Fernand Braudel is the 21st most popular historian (down from 19th in 2019), the 313th most popular biography from France (down from 305th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Historian.

Fernand Braudel was a French historian who is most famous for his work on the three-part division of history into the long-term, medium-term, and short-term.

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Among historians, Fernand Braudel ranks 21 out of 339Before him are Hecataeus of Miletus, Procopius, Cassius Dio, Arnold J. Toynbee, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, and Mircea Eliade. After him are Leopold von Ranke, Johan Huizinga, Saxo Grammaticus, Jacob Burckhardt, Bede, and Marc Bloch.

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Among people born in 1902, Fernand Braudel ranks 13Before him are Leni Riefenstahl, Georgy Malenkov, John Steinbeck, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Talcott Parsons, and Halldór Laxness. After him are Ray Kroc, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Barbara McClintock, Eugene Wigner, Nâzım Hikmet, and William Wyler. Among people deceased in 1985, Fernand Braudel ranks 7Before him are Marc Chagall, Enver Hoxha, Konstantin Chernenko, Yul Brynner, Heinrich Böll, and Orson Welles. After him are Carl Schmitt, Italo Calvino, László Bíró, Simone Signoret, Rock Hudson, and Charles Francis Richter.

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In France

Among people born in France, Fernand Braudel ranks 313 out of 6,011Before him are Georges de La Tour (1593), Jean Baudrillard (1929), Édouard Daladier (1884), Frédéric Passy (1822), Isabella of France (1295), and Chrétien de Troyes (1135). After him are Raynald of Châtillon (1123), Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (1748), Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908), Françoise Sagan (1935), Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805), and Carlo Buonaparte (1746).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Fernand Braudel ranks 3Before him are Tacitus (54) and 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), Gaston Maspero (1846), Georges Duby (1919), and Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914).