Georges Duby

1919 - 1996

Georges Duby

Georges Duby (7 October 1919 – 3 December 1996) was a French historian who specialised in the social and economic history of the Middle Ages. He ranks among the most influential medieval historians of the twentieth century and was one of France's most prominent public intellectuals from the 1970s to his death. Born to a family of Provençal craftsmen living in Paris, Duby was initially educated in the field of historical geography before he moved into history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Duby has received more than 75,575 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 72nd most popular historian.

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Among historians, Georges Duby ranks 72 out of 292Before him are Geoffrey of Villehardouin, Theophylact Simocatta, Nicolaus of Damascus, Erich Auerbach, Bernard Lewis, and Timaeus. After him are Alois Riegl, Al-Baladhuri, Julius Wellhausen, Eutropius, Tyrannius Rufinus, and Sextus Julius Africanus.

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Among people born in 1919, Georges Duby ranks 41Before him are Bob Paisley, Chavela Vargas, Godfrey Hounsfield, Daniel Bell, Liberace, and Jennifer Jones. After him are Mohamed Boudiaf, César Manrique, Moïse Tshombe, Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Oleg Penkovsky, and Art Blakey. Among people deceased in 1996, Georges Duby ranks 42Before him are Magda Schneider, George Davis Snell, Helmut Schön, Bob Paisley, Victor Ambartsumian, and Mohamed Farrah Aidid. After him are Virginia Henderson, Rafael Kubelík, P. L. Travers, Hideo Sakai, Virginia Cherrill, and Alain Poher.

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Among people born in France, Georges Duby ranks 1,220 out of 4,109Before him are Laurent Schwartz (1915), Flora Tristan (1803), Léon Bonnat (1833), Nicolas Leblanc (1742), Adelaide of Aquitaine (950), and Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1370). After him are Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil (1831), Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours (1814), Michel Serres (1930), Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580), Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (1749), and Laurent Blanc (1965).