François-Noël Babeuf

1760 - 1797

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François-Noël Babeuf (French: [fʁɑ̃swa nɔɛl babœf]; 23 November 1760 – 27 May 1797), also known as Gracchus Babeuf, was a French socialist, revolutionary and journalist of the French Revolutionary period. His newspaper Le tribun du peuple (The Tribune of the People) was best known for its advocacy for the poor and calling for a popular revolt against the Directory, the government of France. He was a leading advocate for democracy and the abolition of private property. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of François-Noël Babeuf has received more than 259,739 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). François-Noël Babeuf is the 4th most popular journalist (down from 3rd in 2019), the 406th most popular biography from France (up from 410th in 2019) and the most popular French Journalist.

François-Noël Babeuf was a French Revolutionary who was most famous for his conspiracy to overthrow the Directory and establish a more egalitarian society.

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Among journalists, François-Noël Babeuf ranks 4 out of 129. Before him are Robert Capa, Richard Sorge, and Oriana Fallaci. After him are Joseph Pulitzer, Gianni Rodari, Gerda Taro, Sebastião Salgado, Dorothea Lange, John Reed, Julian Assange, and Anna Politkovskaya.

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Among people born in 1760, François-Noël Babeuf ranks 6Before him are Hokusai, Pope Leo XII, Henri de Saint-Simon, Jiaqing Emperor, and Luigi Cherubini. After him are Camille Desmoulins, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Johan Gadolin, Alexandre de Beauharnais, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, and Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1797, François-Noël Babeuf ranks 5Before him are Baron Munchausen, Mary Wollstonecraft, Edmund Burke, and Frederick William II of Prussia. After him are Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, James Hutton, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Vilna Gaon, Joseph Wright of Derby, Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, and Lazare Hoche.

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Among people born in France, François-Noël Babeuf ranks 406 out of 5,234. Before him are Jacques Prévert (1900), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Jean-François Lyotard (1924), Alfred Binet (1857), Odilon Redon (1840), and Robert Campin (1375). After him are Robert I of France (860), Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), Charles Le Brun (1619), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Pierre Laval (1883), and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845).


Among journalists born in France, François-Noël Babeuf ranks 1After him are Jean-Marie Balestre (1921), Victor Noir (1848), François Mignet (1796), Daniel Schneidermann (1958), and Rémi Ochlik (1983).