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Francisco Ferrer

1859 - 1909

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Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia (Catalan pronunciation: [fɾənˈsɛsk fəˈre j ˈɣwaɾði.ə]; January 14, 1859 – October 13, 1909), widely known as Francisco Ferrer (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾanˈθisko feˈreɾ]), was a Spanish radical freethinker, anarchist, and educationist behind a network of secular, private, libertarian schools in and around Barcelona. His execution, following a revolt in Barcelona, propelled Ferrer into martyrdom and grew an international movement of radicals and libertarians, who established schools in his model and promoted his schooling approach. Ferrer was raised on a farm near Barcelona, where he developed republican and anti-clerical convictions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco Ferrer has received more than 97,566 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Francisco Ferrer is the 438th most popular philosopher (up from 454th in 2019), the 362nd most popular biography from Spain (up from 371st in 2019) and the 19th most popular Spanish Philosopher.

Francisco Ferrer was a Spanish anarchist who was involved in the anarchist movement in Spain. He founded the Escuela Moderna, which was an educational institution that promoted libertarian ideas. He was executed by the Spanish government in 1909.

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Among philosophers, Francisco Ferrer ranks 438 out of 1,081Before him are Étienne Gilson, Damascius, Eudemus of Rhodes, Hunayn ibn Ishaq, Adolf von Harnack, and Hans Reichenbach. After him are Pavel Florensky, Arnobius, Ouyang Xiu, Michel Serres, P. D. Ouspensky, and Kapila.

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Among people born in 1859, Francisco Ferrer ranks 25Before him are Hugo Junkers, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Pierre Janet, Alexander Samsonov, Jerome K. Jerome, and Venustiano Carranza. After him are Bertha Pappenheim, Anna Ancher, Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia, Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant, Francesc Macià, and Pavel Milyukov. Among people deceased in 1909, Francisco Ferrer ranks 19Before him are Felice Beato, Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Carlos, Duke of Madrid, Zinovy Rozhestvensky, Red Cloud, and Emil Erlenmeyer. After him are Besarion Jughashvili, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Princess Marie of Orléans, Paul Gachet, Abdul Karim, and Simon Newcomb.

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Among people born in Spain, Francisco Ferrer ranks 362 out of 2,932Before him are José Sanjurjo (1872), Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (1832), Joan Fuster (1922), Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850), Francisco Largo Caballero (1869), and Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans (1848). After him are Al-Qurtubi (1214), Juan Negrín (1892), Emilio Butragueño (1963), Fernando Arrabal (1932), Joan Laporta (1962), and Eulalia of Barcelona (290).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Francisco Ferrer ranks 19Before him are Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), Francisco de Vitoria (1483), Juan Luis Vives (1492), Pompeia Plotina (65), Nachmanides (1194), and George Santayana (1863). After him are Hasdai Crescas (1340), Luis de Molina (1535), María Zambrano (1904), Melchor Cano (1509), Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz (1606), and Domingo de Soto (1494).