Georges Sorel

1847 - 1922

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Georges Eugène Sorel (; French: [sɔʁɛl]; 2 November 1847 – 29 August 1922) was a French social thinker, political theorist, historian, and later journalist. He has inspired theories and movements grouped under the name of Sorelianism. His social and political philosophy owed much to his reading of Proudhon, Karl Marx, Giambattista Vico, Henri Bergson (whose lectures at the Collège de France he attended), and later William James. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Sorel has received more than 502,177 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Georges Sorel is the 279th most popular philosopher (up from 297th in 2019), the 729th most popular biography from France (up from 754th in 2019) and the 38th most popular French Philosopher.

Georges Sorel is most famous for his work on the social and economic causes of revolution.

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Among philosophers, Georges Sorel ranks 279 out of 1,089Before him are G. E. Moore, Sri Aurobindo, Cleanthes, François Fénelon, Johann Reuchlin, and Rudolf Bultmann. After him are Mazdak, Huineng, Robert Nozick, Abraham ibn Ezra, Jacobus Arminius, and Prodicus.

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Among people born in 1847, Georges Sorel ranks 12Before him are Maria Feodorovna, Auguste Escoffier, Otto Wallach, Joseph Pulitzer, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, and Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy. After him are Max Liebermann, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, Annie Besant, Maria Pia of Savoy, and Radomir Putnik. Among people deceased in 1922, Georges Sorel ranks 15Before him are Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Hermann Rorschach, Fredrik Bajer, Walther Rathenau, Ernest Shackleton, and Vittorio Monti. After him are Ernest Solvay, Michael Collins, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Nellie Bly, Mori Ōgai, and Yamagata Aritomo.

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Among people born in France, Georges Sorel ranks 729 out of 5,234Before him are Rudolph of France (890), Jean Froissart (1337), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), Philippe de Vitry (1291), Guillaume de Nogaret (1260), and Princess Augusta of Bavaria (1788). After him are Nicolas Fouquet (1615), Maurice Gamelin (1872), Claude Lelouch (1937), Raoul Dufy (1877), Célestin Freinet (1896), and Bernart de Ventadorn (1135).


Among philosophers born in France, Georges Sorel ranks 38Before him are Guy Debord (1931), Jacques Maritain (1882), Nicole Oresme (1323), Raymond Aron (1905), Roger Garaudy (1913), and François Fénelon (1651). After him are Félix Guattari (1930), Roscellinus (1050), Sebastian Brant (1458), Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857), Henri Lefebvre (1901), and Bruno Latour (1947).