Georges Florovsky

1893 - 1979

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Georges Vasilievich Florovsky (Russian: Гео́ргий Васи́льевич Флоро́вский; September 9 [O.S. August 28], 1893 – August 11, 1979) was an Eastern Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, and historian. Born in Yelisavetgrad, in the Kherson Governorate of the Russian Empire, he spent his working life in Paris (1920–1949) and New York (1949–1979). With Sergei Bulgakov, Vladimir Lossky, Justin Popović and Dumitru Stăniloae he was one of the more influential Eastern Orthodox Christian theologians of the mid-20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Florovsky has received more than 71,103 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Georges Florovsky is the 886th most popular philosopher (down from 842nd in 2019), the 405th most popular biography from Ukraine and the 9th most popular Ukrainian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Georges Florovsky ranks 886 out of 1,089Before him are Frederick Copleston, Hugo Kołłątaj, Edmond Privat, Arthur Oncken Lovejoy, Józef Maria Bocheński, and Feng Youlan. After him are Gu Yanwu, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Firmin Abauzit, J. M. E. McTaggart, Yajnavalkya, and Konstantin Leontiev.

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Among people born in 1893, Georges Florovsky ranks 131Before him are Anthony Berkeley Cox, Heinrich George, Jorge Guillén, Sükhbaataryn Yanjmaa, Aarre Merikanto, and Meghnad Saha. After him are Freya Stark, Bugs Moran, Lajos Czeizler, Oscar Torp, Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, and Ernst Grünfeld. Among people deceased in 1979, Georges Florovsky ranks 115Before him are Antun Augustinčić, Ferenc Nagy, Alfred Deller, Lothar Wolleh, Katharine Burr Blodgett, and Ethel Smith. After him are Leonid Bykov, Ted Cassidy, Ludwig Renn, Zhang Guotao, Antonio Caggiano, and Johan Borgen.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Georges Florovsky ranks 405 out of 913Before him are Hugo Kołłątaj (1750), Anatoly Alexandrov (1903), Manès Sperber (1905), Anatoly Onoprienko (1959), Vitold Fokin (1932), and Leonid Kanevsky (1939). After him are Maximilian Voloshin (1877), Yuri Knorozov (1922), Leonid Bykov (1928), Ivan Martinov (1771), Georgi Todorov (1858), and Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz (1890).


Among philosophers born in Ukraine, Georges Florovsky ranks 9Before him are Lev Shestov (1866), P. D. Ouspensky (1878), Bion of Borysthenes (-325), Alexius Meinong (1853), Theophan Prokopovich (1681), and Hugo Kołłątaj (1750). After him are Ber Borochov (1881).