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Henri La Fontaine

1854 - 1943

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Henri La Fontaine (French pronunciation: ​[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 138,914 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Henri La Fontaine is the 9th most popular lawyer, the 52nd most popular biography from Belgium (up from 57th 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 9 out of 68Before him are Charles Albert Gobat, Ulpian, J. Edgar Hoover, Carlo Buonaparte, Gaius, and Louis Renault. After him are Al-Nawawi, Aemilius Papinianus, Tobias Asser, Rudolf von Jhering, Tribonian, and Raphael Lemkin.

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Among people born in 1854, Henri La Fontaine ranks 10Before him are Henri Poincaré, Leoš Janáček, Paul Ehrlich, Karl Kautsky, James George Frazer, and Emil von Behring. After him are Paul Sabatier, George Eastman, Milan I of Serbia, Georges Picquart, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Johannes Rydberg. Among people deceased in 1943, Henri La Fontaine ranks 14Before him are Simone Weil, Boris III of Bulgaria, Henrik Pontoppidan, Theodor Eicke, Yakov Dzhugashvili, and Sophie Scholl. After him are Beatrix Potter, Nikolai Vavilov, Alexandre Millerand, Max Wertheimer, Władysław Sikorski, and Chaim Soutine.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Henri La Fontaine ranks 52 out of 1,019Before him are Adolphe Sax (1814), Jules Bordet (1870), Simon Stevin (1548), Henry van de Velde (1863), Samo (600), and Marguerite Yourcenar (1903). After him are Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580), Isabella of Austria (1501), Léon Degrelle (1906), Django Reinhardt (1910), Hugo van der Goes (1440), and Pepin of Landen (585).

Among LAWYERS In Belgium

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