Henri de Saint-Simon

1760 - 1825

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Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon, often referred to as Henri de Saint-Simon (French: [ɑ̃ʁi də sɛ̃ simɔ̃]; 17 October 1760 – 19 May 1825), was a French political, economic and socialist theorist and businessman whose thought had a substantial influence on politics, economics, sociology and the philosophy of science. He is a younger relative of the famous memoirist the Duc de Saint-Simon. Saint-Simon created a political and economic ideology known as Saint-Simonianism that claimed that the needs of an industrial class, which he also referred to as the working class, needed to be recognized and fulfilled to have an effective society and an efficient economy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri de Saint-Simon has received more than 377,758 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Henri de Saint-Simon is the 126th most popular philosopher (up from 128th in 2019), the 245th most popular biography from France (up from 248th in 2019) and the 13th most popular French Philosopher.

Henri de Saint-Simon is most famous for his ideas of technocracy, where the economy would be controlled by a select group of scientists and engineers.

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Among philosophers, Henri de Saint-Simon ranks 126 out of 1,089Before him are Hans-Georg Gadamer, John Wycliffe, Duns Scotus, Giambattista Vico, Marsilio Ficino, and Oswald Spengler. After him are Martin Buber, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Joseph Priestley, Herbert Marcuse, Ramon Llull, and Al-Tabari.

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Among people born in 1760, Henri de Saint-Simon ranks 3Before him are Hokusai and Pope Leo XII. After him are Jiaqing Emperor, Luigi Cherubini, François-Noël Babeuf, Camille Desmoulins, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Johan Gadolin, Alexandre de Beauharnais, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, and Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1825, Henri de Saint-Simon ranks 4Before him are Jacques-Louis David, Alexander I of Russia, and Antonio Salieri. After him are Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, Henry Fuseli, Jean Paul, Pauline Bonaparte, Laskarina Bouboulina, Dmitry Bortniansky, and Vivant Denon.

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Among people born in France, Henri de Saint-Simon ranks 245 out of 5,234Before him are Oscar I of Sweden (1799), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732), Pope Leo IX (1002), Madame du Barry (1743), Berthe Morisot (1841), and Philip I of France (1052). After him are François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), Charlotte Corday (1768), Paul Signac (1863), Zinedine Zidane (1972), Georges de La Tour (1593), and Philip the Good (1396).


Among philosophers born in France, Henri de Saint-Simon ranks 13Before him are Peter Abelard (1079), Jean Bodin (1530), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Roland Barthes (1915), Gilles Deleuze (1925), and Charles Fourier (1772). After him are Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), Jean Baudrillard (1929), Simone Weil (1909), Marquis de Condorcet (1743), Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715), and Paul Ricœur (1913).