Henri Bergson

1859 - 1941

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Henri-Louis Bergson (French: [bɛʁksɔn]; 18 October 1859 – 4 January 1941) was a French philosopher, who was influential in the traditions of analytic philosophy and continental philosophy, especially during the first half of the 20th century until the Second World War, but also after 1966 when Gilles Deleuze published Le Bergsonisme. Bergson is known for his arguments that processes of immediate experience and intuition are more significant than abstract rationalism and science for understanding reality. Bergson was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brilliant skill with which they have been presented". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Bergson has received more than 1,641,520 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Henri Bergson is the 55th most popular philosopher (up from 57th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from France (up from 73rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Philosopher.

Henri Bergson was a French philosopher who wrote about the nature of time and consciousness. His most famous work is "Creative Evolution."

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Among philosophers, Henri Bergson ranks 55 out of 1,267Before him are Lucretius, Hannah Arendt, Anaxagoras, Plotinus, Michel Foucault, and Thomas More. After him are Karl Popper, Zeno of Elea, Mikhail Bakunin, Epictetus, Herbert Spencer, and Michel de Montaigne.

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Among people born in 1859, Henri Bergson ranks 4Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Pierre Curie, and Arthur Conan Doyle. After him are Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, Edmund Husserl, John Dewey, Svante Arrhenius, Alfred Dreyfus, Georges Seurat, and Yuan Shikai. Among people deceased in 1941, Henri Bergson ranks 3Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, and Rabindranath Tagore. After him are James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maurice Leblanc, Maximilian Kolbe, Emanuel Lasker, Walther Nernst, and Arthur Evans.

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Among people born in France, Henri Bergson ranks 70 out of 6,770Before him are Louis Philippe I (1773), Louis de Funès (1914), Michel Foucault (1926), François Rabelais (1494), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), and Jean-François Champollion (1790). After him are Pierre de Fermat (1601), Edgar Degas (1834), Charles X of France (1757), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Jacques-Louis David (1748), and William the Conqueror (1028).


Among philosophers born in France, Henri Bergson ranks 5Before him are René Descartes (1596), Montesquieu (1689), Auguste Comte (1798), and Michel Foucault (1926). After him are Michel de Montaigne (1533), Peter Abelard (1079), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Jean Bodin (1530), Roland Barthes (1915), Gilles Deleuze (1925), and Henri de Saint-Simon (1760).