François Fénelon

1651 - 1715

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François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon (French: [də la mɔt fenəlɔ̃]), more commonly known as François Fénelon (6 August 1651 – 7 January 1715), was a French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of François Fénelon has received more than 215,503 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). François Fénelon is the 276th most popular philosopher (up from 292nd in 2019), the 719th most popular biography from France (up from 734th in 2019) and the 37th most popular French Philosopher.

François Fénelon was a French Catholic archbishop, theologian, and writer. He is most famous for his work "Maxims of the Saints" which is a collection of maxims on Christian spirituality.

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Among philosophers, François Fénelon ranks 276 out of 1,089Before him are Adam of Bremen, Ammonius Saccas, Carneades, G. E. Moore, Sri Aurobindo, and Cleanthes. After him are Johann Reuchlin, Rudolf Bultmann, Georges Sorel, Mazdak, Huineng, and Robert Nozick.

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Among people born in 1651, François Fénelon ranks 2Before him is Margaret Theresa of Spain. After him are Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, William Dampier, Natalya Naryshkina, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, Engelbert Kaempfer, Madame d'Aulnoy, Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, Charles II, Elector Palatine, William VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Johann Krieger. Among people deceased in 1715, François Fénelon ranks 4Before him are Louis XIV of France, Nicolas Malebranche, and Thomas Savery. After him are Dom Pérignon, Marie Mancini, Antoine Galland, William Dampier, Gülnuş Sultan, Pu Songling, Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, and Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

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Among people born in France, François Fénelon ranks 719 out of 5,234Before him are Pope Stephen IX (1020), Robert Doisneau (1912), Alexandre Millerand (1859), Françoise Hardy (1944), Julie Clary (1771), and Charles-François Daubigny (1817). After him are Eugène Sue (1804), Raymond Queneau (1903), Ausonius (310), Rudolph of France (890), Jean Froissart (1337), and Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611).


Among philosophers born in France, François Fénelon ranks 37Before him are Joseph de Maistre (1753), Guy Debord (1931), Jacques Maritain (1882), Nicole Oresme (1323), Raymond Aron (1905), and Roger Garaudy (1913). After him are Georges Sorel (1847), Félix Guattari (1930), Roscellinus (1050), Sebastian Brant (1458), Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857), and Henri Lefebvre (1901).