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Georges Duby

1919 - 1996

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Georges Duby (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔʁʒ dybi]; 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 in Paris to a family of craftsmen of Burgundian and Alsacian origin, 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 121,039 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Georges Duby is the 81st most popular historian (down from 78th in 2019), the 1,292nd most popular biography from France (down from 1,241st 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 81 out of 339Before him are Eutropius, Donna Haraway, Julius Wellhausen, Ephorus, Timaeus, and Yuval Noah Harari. After him are Flavio Biondo, George Ostrogorsky, Shoqan Walikhanov, Al-Maqrizi, Sozomen, and Alois Riegl.

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Among people born in 1919, Georges Duby ranks 47Before him are Pete Seeger, Oleg Penkovsky, Iris Murdoch, César Manrique, Chavela Vargas, and James Lovelock. After him are Lauri Törni, Martin Balsam, Art Blakey, William Lipscomb, Donald J. Cram, and Teruo Nakamura. Among people deceased in 1996, Georges Duby ranks 44Before him are Claudette Colbert, Victor Ambartsumian, George Davis Snell, Helmut Schön, Gladwyn Jebb, and Virginia Henderson. After him are William Vickrey, P. L. Travers, Ernesto Geisel, Martin Balsam, Virginia Cherrill, and Hideo Sakai.

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In France

Among people born in France, Georges Duby ranks 1,292 out of 6,011Before him are John III of Navarre (1477), Étienne Gilson (1884), Philipp Spener (1635), Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy (1334), Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827), and B. H. Liddell Hart (1895). After him are Louis, Count of Vermandois (1667), Emma Watson (1990), Aimé Jacquet (1941), Robert III, Count of Flanders (1249), Charles, Duke of Mayenne (1554), and Claude Jade (1948).

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), Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), and Gaston Maspero (1846). After him are Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929), François Furet (1927), Pierre Nora (1931), Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme (1540), and Guibert of Nogent (1055).