Gilles Deleuze

1925 - 1995

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Gilles Deleuze (; 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. His metaphysical treatise Difference and Repetition (1968) is considered by many scholars to be his magnum opus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gilles Deleuze has received more than 1,838,134 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Gilles Deleuze is the 104th most popular philosopher (down from 103rd in 2019), the 214th most popular biography from France (down from 198th 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 104 out of 1,089Before him are Gregory of Nazianzus, Roland Barthes, Philo, Theophrastus, Wilhelm von Humboldt, and Meister Eckhart. After him are Ibn Taymiyyah, Nagarjuna, Bonaventure, Tommaso Campanella, Eusebius, and Pyrrho.

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Among people born in 1925, Gilles Deleuze ranks 5Before him are Malcolm X, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, and Richard Burton. After him are Yukio Mishima, Paul Newman, Patrice Lumumba, Albert Bandura, Robert F. Kennedy, Zygmunt Bauman, and Alija Izetbegović. Among people deceased in 1995, Gilles Deleuze ranks 2Before him is Yitzhak Rabin. After him are Juan Manuel Fangio, Emil Cioran, Harold Wilson, Michael Ende, Emmanuel Levinas, Konrad Zuse, Mikhail Botvinnik, Anatoly Dyatlov, Gunnar Nordahl, and Dean Martin.

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Among people born in France, Gilles Deleuze ranks 214 out of 5,234Before him are Alfred Sisley (1839), Catherine Deneuve (1943), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796), Georges Pompidou (1911), and Olympe de Gouges (1748). After him are Jeanne Calment (1875), Pope Innocent VI (1282), François Boucher (1703), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Louis VII of France (1120), and Gérard Depardieu (1948).


Among philosophers born in France, Gilles Deleuze ranks 11Before him are Michel Foucault (1926), Henri Bergson (1859), Peter Abelard (1079), Jean Bodin (1530), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), and Roland Barthes (1915). After him are Charles Fourier (1772), Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), Jean Baudrillard (1929), Simone Weil (1909), and Marquis de Condorcet (1743).