Francisco Ferrer

1859 - 1909

Photo of Francisco Ferrer

Icon of person Francisco Ferrer

Francisco Ferrer i Guàrdia (1859–1909) was a 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 66,743 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Francisco Ferrer is the 454th most popular philosopher (down from 431st in 2019), the 371st most popular biography from Spain 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 67k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.98

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Francisco Ferrers by language


Among philosophers, Francisco Ferrer ranks 454 out of 1,089Before him are George Santayana, Michel Serres, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Leo Strauss, Vincent of Beauvais, and Luce Irigaray. After him are James Ussher, Phaedo of Elis, Linji Yixuan, Roger Scruton, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Dong Zhongshu.

Most Popular Philosophers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1859, Francisco Ferrer ranks 26Before him are George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Pierre Janet, Hugo Junkers, Bertha Pappenheim, Alexander Samsonov, and Venustiano Carranza. After him are Anna Ancher, Francesc Macià, Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant, Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia, and Fusajiro Yamauchi. Among people deceased in 1909, Francisco Ferrer ranks 20Before him are Felice Beato, Zinovy Rozhestvensky, Red Cloud, Carlos, Duke of Madrid, Emil Erlenmeyer, and Paul Gachet. After him are Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Princess Marie of Orléans, Besarion Jughashvili, Arnold Janssen, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Ludwig Gumplowicz.

Others Born in 1859

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1909

Go to all Rankings

In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Francisco Ferrer ranks 371 out of 2,595Before him are George Santayana (1863), Bernal Díaz del Castillo (1492), John of Ávila (1500), Antonio Tejero (1932), Ramiro II of León (898), and Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal (1498). After him are Amancio Amaro (1939), Gérard Encausse (1865), Antonio Soler (1729), Luis Enrique (1970), Eleanor of Alburquerque (1374), and Chindasuinth (563).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Francisco Ferrer ranks 19Before him are Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), Juan Luis Vives (1492), Francisco de Vitoria (1483), Pompeia Plotina (65), Nachmanides (1194), and George Santayana (1863). After him are Hasdai Crescas (1340), Luis de Molina (1535), Domingo de Soto (1494), María Zambrano (1904), Joseph Albo (1380), and Melchor Cano (1509).