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 dialectics, 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 588,950 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Henri Lefebvre is the 330th most popular philosopher (up from 335th in 2019), the 912th most popular biography from France (down from 892nd in 2019) and the 43rd most popular French 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 330 out of 1,089. Before him are Justus Lipsius, Arnaldus de Villa Nova, Martianus Capella, Heraclides Ponticus, Asanga, and Jacques Rancière. After him are Bruno Latour, Hermann Cohen, Crates of Thebes, Pietro Pomponazzi, Macrobius, and Peter Singer.

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Among people born in 1901, Henri Lefebvre ranks 48Before him are Arthur Liebehenschel, Louis Kahn, Jascha Heifetz, Milada Horáková, Lee Strasberg, and Itzhak Stern. After him are Jaroslav Seifert, Salvatore Quasimodo, Walter Hallstein, Zhang Xueliang, José Nasazzi, and Vincent du Vigneaud. Among people deceased in 1991, Henri Lefebvre ranks 28Before him are Martha Graham, David Lean, Marcel Lefebvre, Max Frisch, Oona O'Neill, and Rajiv Gandhi. After him are Ragnar Granit, Claudio Arrau, Stan Getz, Gunnar Gren, Arno Breker, and Jean Tinguely.

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Among people born in France, Henri Lefebvre ranks 912 out of 5,234. Before him are Charles Lucien Bonaparte (1803), Paul Delaroche (1797), Joseph Liouville (1809), Pierre Janet (1859), Liliane Bettencourt (1922), and Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741). After him are Maria Malibran (1808), Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu (1766), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), Francis III, Duke of Brittany (1518), Bruno Latour (1947), and Vincent Cassel (1966).


Among philosophers born in France, Henri Lefebvre ranks 43Before him are François Fénelon (1651), Georges Sorel (1847), Félix Guattari (1930), Roscellinus (1050), Sebastian Brant (1458), and Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857). After him are Bruno Latour (1947), Edgar Morin (1921), Antoine Arnauld (1612), Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais (1782), Maurice Halbwachs (1877), and Jean Gerson (1363).