Georges Duby

1919 - 1996

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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 101,314 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Georges Duby is the 78th most popular historian (down from 72nd in 2019), the 1,244th most popular biography from France (down from 1,219th in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Historian.

Georges Duby is most famous for his work on medieval European history. He is credited with popularizing the term "femme sole" in the late 20th century.

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Among historians, Georges Duby ranks 78 out of 341Before him are Carlo Ginzburg, Ephorus, Eutropius, Yuval Noah Harari, Julius Wellhausen, and Shoqan Walikhanov. After him are Al-Dhahabi, Tyrannius Rufinus, Al-Maqrizi, Timaeus, Alois Riegl, and Hieronymus Wolf.

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Among people born in 1919, Georges Duby ranks 46Before him are Ian Smith, Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Oleg Penkovsky, Chavela Vargas, Joseph Murray, and Jennifer Jones. After him are Art Blakey, Martin Balsam, Liberace, Lauri Törni, Merce Cunningham, and Margaret Burbidge. Among people deceased in 1996, Georges Duby ranks 43Before him are Helmut Schön, Nevill Francis Mott, Masaki Kobayashi, António de Spínola, Virginia Henderson, and Victor Ambartsumian. After him are Hideo Sakai, Virginia Cherrill, Martin Balsam, Mohammad Najibullah, Greer Garson, and Rafael Kubelík.

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In France

Among people born in France, Georges Duby ranks 1,244 out of 5,234Before him are Charles Boyer (1899), Jean Giono (1895), Jules de Polignac (1780), Michel Hidalgo (1933), Vincent d'Indy (1851), and Roger Etchegaray (1922). After him are Antipope Gregory VIII (1100), Michel de Certeau (1925), Henri Désiré Landru (1869), James II of Majorca (1243), André Weil (1906), and Gundobad (500).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Georges Duby ranks 11Before him are Hippolyte Taine (1828), Jacques Le Goff (1924), Lucien Febvre (1878), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), Gaston Maspero (1846), and Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150). After him are Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929), François Furet (1927), Adémar de Chabannes (989), Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), Augustin Thierry (1795), and Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme (1540).