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 French West Indian 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frantz Fanon has received more than 2,299,503 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Frantz Fanon is the 545th most popular writer (down from 470th 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 545 out of 5,794Before him are Arthur Koestler, Bohumil Hrabal, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Salman Rushdie, Al-Maʿarri, and A. J. Cronin. After him are Appius Claudius Caecus, William of Rubruck, Georg Trakl, Natsume Sōseki, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Tyrtaeus.

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Among people born in 1925, Frantz Fanon ranks 35Before him are Ananda Mahidol, Robert Edwards, Simon van der Meer, Ernst Happel, Wong Fei-hung, and Nílton Santos. After him are Maya Plisetskaya, Rod Steiger, Paul Mauriat, Peter Brook, Robert Altman, and Robert Venturi. Among people deceased in 1961, Frantz Fanon ranks 14Before him are Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Zog I of Albania, Jules Bordet, Rafael Trujillo, Emily Greene Balch, and Kurt Meyer. After him are Mohammed V of Morocco, Adnan Menderes, Percy Williams Bridgman, Dashiell Hammett, Paul Landowski, and Eero Saarinen.

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In Martinique

Among people born in Martinique, Frantz Fanon ranks 2 out of 22Before him are Empress Joséphine (1763). After him are Alexandre de Beauharnais (1760), Aimé Césaire (1913), Édouard Glissant (1928), Patrick Chamoiseau (1953), Gérard Janvion (1953), Allen Chastanet (1960), Joël Abati (1970), Emmanuel Rivière (1990), Cédric Sorhaindo (1984), and Ronny Turiaf (1983).

Among WRITERS In Martinique

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