Gilles Deleuze

1925 - 1995

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Gilles Louis René Deleuze ( də-LOOZ, French: [ʒil dəløz]; 18 January 1925 – 4 November 1995) was a French philosopher who, from the early 1950s until his death in 1995, wrote on philosophy, literature, film, and fine art. His most popular works were the two volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Anti-Oedipus (1972) and A Thousand Plateaus (1980), both co-written with psychoanalyst Félix Guattari. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gilles Deleuze has received more than 2,704,504 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Gilles Deleuze is the 111th most popular philosopher (up from 112th in 2019), the 218th most popular biography from France (up from 223rd in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Philosopher.

Gilles Deleuze is a French philosopher, who is most famous for his work on the philosophy of language and post-structuralism.

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Among philosophers, Gilles Deleuze ranks 111 out of 1,267Before him are Meister Eckhart, Zhu Xi, Emil Cioran, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, and Tertullian. After him are Bodhidharma, Antisthenes, William of Ockham, Henri de Saint-Simon, Pyrrho, and Johann Friedrich Herbart.

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Among people born in 1925, Gilles Deleuze ranks 7Before him are Malcolm X, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Richard Burton, Yukio Mishima, and Patrice Lumumba. After him are Paul Newman, Alija Izetbegović, Giorgio Napolitano, Zygmunt Bauman, Mahathir Mohamad, and Albert Bandura. Among people deceased in 1995, Gilles Deleuze ranks 3Before him are Yitzhak Rabin, and Emil Cioran. After him are Juan Manuel Fangio, Eugene Wigner, Michael Ende, Mikhail Botvinnik, Emmanuel Levinas, Adolf Butenandt, Gunnar Nordahl, Konrad Zuse, and Dean Martin.

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Among people born in France, Gilles Deleuze ranks 218 out of 6,770Before him are Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Pope Clement IV (1190), Pope Urban IV (1185), Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), and André Breton (1896). After him are Pope Innocent VI (1282), Gustave Le Bon (1841), Hortense de Beauharnais (1783), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gustave Doré (1832), and Léon Foucault (1819).


Among philosophers born in France, Gilles Deleuze ranks 11Before him are Henri Bergson (1859), Michel de Montaigne (1533), Peter Abelard (1079), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Jean Bodin (1530), and Roland Barthes (1915). After him are Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), Simone Weil (1909), Charles Fourier (1772), Jean Buridan (1295), Jean Baudrillard (1929), and Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715).