Fernand Braudel

1902 - 1985

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Fernand Braudel (French: [fɛʁnɑ̃ 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 547,152 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Fernand Braudel is the 19th most popular historian (down from 18th in 2019), the 306th most popular biography from France (down from 302nd 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 19 out of 341Before him are Thomas Kuhn, Procopius, Saxo Grammaticus, Mircea Eliade, Cassius Dio, and Manetho. After him are Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Arnold J. Toynbee, Leopold von Ranke, Johan Huizinga, Hecataeus of Miletus, and Jacob Burckhardt.

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Among people born in 1902, Fernand Braudel ranks 13Before him are Leni Riefenstahl, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Ray Kroc, Paul Dirac, Talcott Parsons, and Halldór Laxness. After him are Georgy Malenkov, Nâzım Hikmet, Saud of Saudi Arabia, William Wyler, Eugene Wigner, and Arne Jacobsen. 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, Charles Francis Richter, Italo Calvino, Rock Hudson, Simone Signoret, and László Bíró.

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In France

Among people born in France, Fernand Braudel ranks 306 out of 5,234Before him are John the Fearless (1371), Germaine de Staël (1766), Simone Weil (1909), Frédéric Mistral (1830), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), and Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749). After him are Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908), Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), Gustave Moreau (1826), Antonin Artaud (1896), Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674), and Nicolas Sarkozy (1955).

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), Gaston Maspero (1846), Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Georges Duby (1919), and Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929).