Henri La Fontaine

1854 - 1943

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Henri La Fontaine (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃ʁi lafɔ̃ˈtɛn]; 22 April 1854 – 14 May 1943), was a Belgian international lawyer and president of the International Peace Bureau. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri La Fontaine has received more than 153,019 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Henri La Fontaine is the 8th most popular lawyer (up from 9th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 52nd in 2019) and the most popular Belgian Lawyer.

Henri la fontaine is most famous for being the president of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946.

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Among lawyers, Henri La Fontaine ranks 8 out of 136Before him are Hugo Grotius, Carlo Buonaparte, Charles Albert Gobat, Ulpian, Louis Renault, and J. Edgar Hoover. After him are Gaius, Al-Nawawi, Aemilius Papinianus, Tobias Asser, Rudolf von Jhering, and Leo Frank.

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Among people born in 1854, Henri La Fontaine ranks 9Before him are Pope Benedict XV, Henri Poincaré, Leoš Janáček, Emil von Behring, Paul Ehrlich, and Karl Kautsky. After him are James George Frazer, Paul Sabatier, Milan I of Serbia, Georges Picquart, George Eastman, and Albert Edelfelt. Among people deceased in 1943, Henri La Fontaine ranks 13Before him are Karl Landsteiner, Camille Claudel, Henrik Pontoppidan, Boris III of Bulgaria, Theodor Eicke, and Sophie Scholl. After him are Yakov Dzhugashvili, Chaim Soutine, Władysław Sikorski, Alexandre Millerand, Nikolai Vavilov, and Max Wertheimer.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Henri La Fontaine ranks 46 out of 1,190Before him are Pepin of Herstal (635), Philippe of Belgium (1960), Hergé (1907), Victor Horta (1861), Henry van de Velde (1863), and Marguerite Yourcenar (1903). After him are Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Jules Bordet (1870), Simon Stevin (1548), Margaret of Parma (1522), Julio Cortázar (1914), and Isabella of Austria (1501).

Among LAWYERS In Belgium

Among lawyers born in Belgium, Henri La Fontaine ranks 1After him are Koen Lenaerts (1954).