Henri Lefebvre

1901 - 1991

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Henri Lefebvre ( lə-FEV-rə, French: [ɑ̃ʁi ləfɛvʁ]; 16 June 1901 – 29 June 1991) was a French Marxist philosopher and sociologist, best known for pioneering the critique of everyday life, for introducing the concepts of the right to the city and the production of social space, and for his work on dialectical materialism, alienation, and criticism of Stalinism, existentialism, and structuralism. In his prolific career, Lefebvre wrote more than sixty books and three hundred articles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Lefebvre has received more than 758,650 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Henri Lefebvre is the 328th most popular philosopher (up from 330th in 2019), the 878th most popular biography from France (up from 909th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Philosopher.

Henri Lefebvre is most famous for his books "Le Droit à la ville" and "La Production de l'espace". He was a French Marxist philosopher who focused on the relationship between space and the production of space.

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Among philosophers, Henri Lefebvre ranks 328 out of 1,081Before him are Heraclides Ponticus, Jean-Luc Nancy, Gemistus Pletho, Alexandre Koyré, David Strauss, and Moritz Schlick. After him are Mazdak, Ramanuja, Crates of Thebes, Timon of Phlius, Otto Neurath, and Peter Singer.

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Among people born in 1901, Henri Lefebvre ranks 47Before him are Carl Barks, Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Liebehenschel, Alfred Tarski, Jaroslav Seifert, and Louis Kahn. After him are José Nasazzi, Lee Strasberg, Zhang Xueliang, Eisaku Satō, Itzhak Stern, and Charles Brenton Huggins. Among people deceased in 1991, Henri Lefebvre ranks 31Before him are Rajiv Gandhi, Max Frisch, Ragnar Granit, Oona O'Neill, Gene Tierney, and Natalia Ginzburg. After him are Claudio Arrau, Stan Getz, Jean Tinguely, Wilhelm Kempff, Arno Breker, and Leo Fender.

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Among people born in France, Henri Lefebvre ranks 878 out of 6,011Before him are Adelaide of Maurienne (1092), Léon Gambetta (1838), Liliane Bettencourt (1922), John I of Aragon (1350), Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant (1852), and Joseph Babinski (1857). After him are Sidonius Apollinaris (430), Philippe de Vitry (1291), François Joseph Lefebvre (1755), Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486), Antoine Bourdelle (1861), and Roger Guillemin (1924).


Among philosophers born in France, Henri Lefebvre ranks 44Before him are Raymond Aron (1905), Félix Guattari (1930), Roscellinus (1050), Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857), Sebastian Brant (1458), and Jean-Luc Nancy (1940). After him are Bruno Latour (1947), Antoine Arnauld (1612), Edgar Morin (1921), René Girard (1923), Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples (1460), and Jean Gerson (1363).