Georges Canguilhem

1904 - 1995

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Georges Canguilhem (; French: [kɑ̃ɡijɛm, kɑ̃ɡilɛm]; 4 June 1904 – 11 September 1995) was a French philosopher and physician who specialized in epistemology and the philosophy of science (in particular, biology). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Canguilhem has received more than 132,162 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Georges Canguilhem is the 565th most popular philosopher (up from 595th in 2019), the 1,729th most popular biography from France (up from 1,781st in 2019) and the 76th most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Georges Canguilhem ranks 565 out of 1,089Before him are Georges Politzer, Gaius Marius Victorinus, Peter Deunov, Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, Werner Jaeger, and Zhang Daoling. After him are David Hartley, Zou Yan, Gaius Musonius Rufus, Guarino da Verona, Jyotirao Phule, and Zhou Dunyi.

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Among people born in 1904, Georges Canguilhem ranks 75Before him are Ba Jin, Yevgenia Ginzburg, Isamu Noguchi, Henri Cartan, Walther Hewel, and Yves Congar. After him are Sergey Biryuzov, Coleman Hawkins, Viktor Brack, Edmond Hamilton, Mihai Antonescu, and Joseph M. Juran. Among people deceased in 1995, Georges Canguilhem ranks 69Before him are Günter Guillaume, Mária Telkes, Morarji Desai, Clair Cameron Patterson, Yves Congar, and Selena. After him are Takeo Fukuda, Mehdi Bazargan, Chen Yun, Eileen Chang, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Georges J. F. Köhler.

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Among people born in France, Georges Canguilhem ranks 1,729 out of 5,234Before him are Capucine (1928), Pierre Werner (1913), Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans (1700), Léon Brillouin (1889), Princess Isabelle of Orléans (1878), and Georges Feydeau (1862). After him are Caesarius of Arles (470), Le Pétomane (1857), Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron (1731), Henri-Edmond Cross (1856), Charles de Bourbon (1523), and Rodulfus Glaber (985).


Among philosophers born in France, Georges Canguilhem ranks 76Before him are William of Champeaux (1070), Victor Cousin (1792), Alain de Benoist (1943), Paul Virilio (1932), Henry Corbin (1903), and Louis Couturat (1868). After him are Amalric of Bena (1150), Jacques Ellul (1912), Gersonides (1288), Yves Bonnefoy (1923), Pierre Charron (1541), and Maurice Blondel (1861).