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Guy Debord

1931 - 1994

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Guy-Ernest Debord (; French: [gi dəbɔʁ]; 28 December 1931 – 30 November 1994) was a French Marxist theorist, philosopher, filmmaker, critic of work, member of the Letterist International, founder of a Letterist faction, and founding member of the Situationist International. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guy Debord has received more than 1,072,789 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Guy Debord is the 242nd most popular philosopher (down from 239th in 2019), the 602nd most popular biography from France (down from 590th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular French Philosopher.

Guy Debord was a French Marxist theorist and filmmaker who was most famous for his book "The Society of the Spectacle."

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Among philosophers, Guy Debord ranks 242 out of 1,081Before him are Josef Breuer, Iamblichus, Shen Kuo, Judah Loew ben Bezalel, Epimenides, and Nikolai Berdyaev. After him are François Fénelon, Apollodorus of Athens, Ivan Illich, Thomas Carlyle, Theano, and Ibn al-Nafis.

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Among people born in 1931, Guy Debord ranks 29Before him are Annie Girardot, Jim Jones, Josef Masopust, John le Carré, Leonard Nimoy, and Ian Holm. After him are William Shatner, Rupert Murdoch, João Gilberto, D. B. Cooper, Aldo Rossi, and Syukuro Manabe. Among people deceased in 1994, Guy Debord ranks 22Before him are Léon Degrelle, Melina Mercouri, Antônio Carlos Jobim, John Wayne Gacy, Paul Feyerabend, and Mas Oyama. After him are George Peppard, Dorothy Hodgkin, Henry Mancini, Jan Tinbergen, Telly Savalas, and Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia.

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Among people born in France, Guy Debord ranks 602 out of 6,011Before him are Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947), Lucien Febvre (1878), Héloïse (1101), Sophie Marceau (1966), Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752), and Pasquale Paoli (1725). After him are Michel Piccoli (1925), François Fénelon (1651), Henri Barbusse (1873), Pierre Boulez (1925), Marie of Anjou (1404), and Albert Uderzo (1927).


Among philosophers born in France, Guy Debord ranks 32Before him are Marquis de Condorcet (1743), Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714), Gabriel Marcel (1889), Jean-François Lyotard (1924), Joseph de Maistre (1753), and Gaston Bachelard (1884). After him are François Fénelon (1651), Jacques Maritain (1882), Nicole Oresme (1323), Roger Garaudy (1913), Georges Sorel (1847), and Raymond Aron (1905).