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 915,488 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Guy Debord is the 239th most popular philosopher (up from 256th in 2019), the 591st most popular biography from France (up from 633rd 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 239 out of 1,089Before him are Baltasar Gracián, Michael Psellos, Ivan Illich, Cratylus, Ernst Bloch, and Judah Loew ben Bezalel. After him are Iamblichus, Milarepa, Nikolai Berdyaev, Jacques Maritain, Isaiah Berlin, and Hans Jonas.

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Among people born in 1931, Guy Debord ranks 26Before him are Lucia Bosè, Thomas Bernhard, Leonard Nimoy, Josef Masopust, D. B. Cooper, and Jim Jones. After him are Desmond Tutu, João Gilberto, Roger Penrose, John le Carré, William Shatner, and Larry Hagman. Among people deceased in 1994, Guy Debord ranks 21Before him are Giulietta Masina, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Mas Oyama, Léon Degrelle, Paul Feyerabend, and George Peppard. After him are Jan Tinbergen, Melina Mercouri, Henry Mancini, John Wayne Gacy, Domenico Modugno, and Dorothy Hodgkin.

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Among people born in France, Guy Debord ranks 591 out of 5,234Before him are Auguste de Marmont (1774), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Johnny Hallyday (1943), Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), Pope Nicholas II (990), and Albert Lebrun (1871). After him are Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), Élisabeth of France (1764), Alfred Werner (1866), Louis Blériot (1872), René Guénon (1886), and Mireille Darc (1938).


Among philosophers born in France, Guy Debord ranks 32Before him are Nicolas Malebranche (1638), Pierre Gassendi (1592), Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714), Gabriel Marcel (1889), Gaston Bachelard (1884), and Joseph de Maistre (1753). After him are Jacques Maritain (1882), Nicole Oresme (1323), Raymond Aron (1905), Roger Garaudy (1913), François Fénelon (1651), and Georges Sorel (1847).