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Frantz Fanon

1925 - 1961

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Frantz Omar Fanon (, US: ; French: [fʁɑ̃ts fanɔ̃]; 20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961), also known as Ibrahim Frantz Fanon, was a Marxist, Franchophone Afro Caribbean psychiatrist and political philosopher from the French colony of Martinique (today a French department). His works have become influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism. As well as being an intellectual, Fanon was a political radical, Pan-Africanist, and Marxist humanist concerned with the psychopathology of colonization and the human, social, and cultural consequences of decolonization.In the course of his work as a physician and psychiatrist, Fanon supported the Algerian War of independence from France and was a member of the Algerian National Liberation Front. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frantz Fanon has received more than 2,884,107 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Frantz Fanon is the 441st most popular writer (up from 545th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Martinique and the most popular Writer.

Frantz Fanon is most famous for his book, "The Wretched of the Earth." In it, he argues that violence is necessary for the liberation of colonized people.

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Among writers, Frantz Fanon ranks 441 out of 5,755Before him are Traudl Junge, Yunus Emre, Tennessee Williams, Patrick Modiano, Christopher Marlowe, and Enid Blyton. After him are Mika Waltari, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Comte de Lautréamont, Seneca the Elder, Ágota Kristóf, and Gabriela Mistral.

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Among people born in 1925, Frantz Fanon ranks 25Before him are Carlos Castaneda, Audie Murphy, Jack Lemmon, Peter Sellers, Rock Hudson, and Giorgio Napolitano. After him are Angela Lansbury, Michel Piccoli, Pierre Boulez, Maya Plisetskaya, Robert Edwards, and Douglas Engelbart. Among people deceased in 1961, Frantz Fanon ranks 14Before him are Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emily Greene Balch, Jules Bordet, Zog I of Albania, Rafael Trujillo, and Adnan Menderes. After him are Mohammed V of Morocco, Percy Williams Bridgman, Kurt Meyer, Otto Loewi, Paul Landowski, and Dashiell Hammett.

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In Martinique

Among people born in Martinique, Frantz Fanon ranks 2 out of 23Before him are Empress Joséphine (1763). After him are Alexandre de Beauharnais (1760), Aimé Césaire (1913), Édouard Glissant (1928), René Maran (1887), Patrick Chamoiseau (1953), Gérard Janvion (1953), Allen Chastanet (1960), Cédric Sorhaindo (1984), Joël Abati (1970), and Emmanuel Rivière (1990).

Among WRITERS In Martinique

Among writers born in Martinique, Frantz Fanon ranks 1After him are Aimé Césaire (1913), Édouard Glissant (1928), René Maran (1887), and Patrick Chamoiseau (1953).