Franco Basaglia

1924 - 1980

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Franco Basaglia (Italian: [ˈfraŋko baˈzaʎʎa]; 11 March 1924 – 29 August 1980) was an Italian psychiatrist, neurologist,: 32  professor: 123 : 183  who proposed the dismantling of psychiatric hospitals, pioneer of the modern concept of mental health, Italian psychiatry reformer,: 213  figurehead and founder of Democratic Psychiatry: 165 : 126  architect,: 8  and principal proponent of Law 180: 70  which abolished mental hospitals in Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franco Basaglia has received more than 87,754 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Franco Basaglia is the 31st most popular anthropologist (down from 25th in 2019), the 2,126th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,799th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Franco Basaglia ranks 31 out of 69Before him are Marc Augé, Wilhelm Schmidt, Cheikh Anta Diop, Pierre Clastres, Bill Mollison, and Jacques de Morgan. After him are Fredrik Barth, Marcel Griaule, Henry Fairfield Osborn, Ann Dunham, John Lloyd Stephens, and Ralph Linton.

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Among people born in 1924, Franco Basaglia ranks 148Before him are Alexander Matrosov, Leon Uris, Motoo Kimura, Charles Bachman, Ken Tyrrell, and Gohar Gasparyan. After him are Friaça, Alice Babs, Marcel Broodthaers, Donatas Banionis, Max Roach, and Haim Bar-Lev. Among people deceased in 1980, Franco Basaglia ranks 99Before him are Alexander Mach, Hiroshi Inagaki, Celia Sánchez, Barbara O'Neil, Toyen, and Salah al-Din al-Bitar. After him are Yahya Khan, William Tolbert, Erich Hückel, Hellmuth Walter, Katia Mann, and Luigi Longo.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Franco Basaglia ranks 2,126 out of 4,088Before him are Luigi Vanvitelli (1700), Azzone Visconti (1302), Ignazio Danti (1536), Massimo Troisi (1953), Catherine of Valois–Courtenay (1301), and Renato Carosone (1920). After him are Lucius Verginius Rufus (14), Piero Taruffi (1906), Marco Barbarigo (1413), Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus (-400), Philistus (-430), and Stefano Pioli (1965).


Among anthropologists born in Italy, Franco Basaglia ranks 2Before him are Mary Douglas (1921).