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Henri Fayol

1841 - 1925

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Henri Fayol (29 July 1841 – 19 November 1925) was a French mining engineer, mining executive, author and director of mines who developed a general theory of business administration that is often called Fayolism. He and his colleagues developed this theory independently of scientific management but roughly contemporaneously. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Fayol has received more than 1,939,671 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Henri Fayol is the 20th most popular economist (down from 19th in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 157th in 2019) and the most popular Turkish Economist.

Henri Fayol is most famous for his theory of management, which he developed in the early 20th century. Fayol's theory is also known as "administrative management."

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Among economists, Henri Fayol ranks 20 out of 315Before him are Frédéric Passy, Philip Kotler, Ludwig von Mises, Mario Draghi, Jean-Baptiste Say, and Paul Samuelson. After him are Amartya Sen, John Law, Michael Porter, Joseph Stiglitz, Herbert A. Simon, and Simon Kuznets.

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Among people born in 1841, Henri Fayol ranks 8Before him are Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edward VII, Gustave Le Bon, Georges Clemenceau, Berthe Morisot, and Henry Morton Stanley. After him are Otto Wagner, Itō Hirobumi, Frédéric Bazille, Emil Theodor Kocher, Félix Faure, and Nicholas I of Montenegro. Among people deceased in 1925, Henri Fayol ranks 7Before him are Sun Yat-sen, Rudolf Steiner, Erik Satie, Friedrich Ebert, Gottlob Frege, and Alexandra of Denmark. After him are William Jennings Bryan, Sergei Yesenin, Georgy Lvov, Felix Klein, Josef Breuer, and Mikhail Frunze.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Henri Fayol ranks 127 out of 1,301Before him are Marcion of Sinope (85), Michael III (840), Şah Sultan (1509), Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259), Antinous (111), and Basil II (958). After him are Sabbatai Zevi (1626), Balbinus (178), Ephrem the Syrian (306), Apelles (-370), Mausolus (-410), and Chrysippus (-281).

Among ECONOMISTS In Turkey

Among economists born in Turkey, Henri Fayol ranks 1After him are Tansu Çiller (1946), Cornelius Castoriadis (1922), Dani Rodrik (1957), Daron Acemoglu (1967), and Nouriel Roubini (1958).