Henry Corbin

1903 - 1978

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Henry Corbin (14 April 1903 – 7 October 1978) was a French philosopher, theologian, and Iranologist, professor of Islamic studies at the École pratique des hautes études. He was influential in extending the modern study of traditional Islamic philosophy from early falsafa to later and "mystical" figures such as Suhrawardi, Ibn Arabi, and Mulla Sadra Shirazi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Corbin has received more than 310,450 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Henry Corbin is the 524th most popular philosopher (up from 564th in 2019), the 1,610th most popular biography from France (up from 1,774th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular French Philosopher.

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Over the past year Henry Corbin has had the most page views in the with 44,913 views, followed by English (41,136), and French (15,818). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (54.41%), Esperanto (35.87%), and Catalan (32.06%)


Among philosophers, Henry Corbin ranks 524 out of 1,267Before him are Ananda Coomaraswamy, Louis Couturat, William of Champeaux, Eduard Spranger, Émile Chartier, and Shen Buhai. After him are Hans Blumenberg, Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Metrodorus of Lampsacus, Georg Henrik von Wright, Abraham Isaac Kook, and Zhou Dunyi.

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Among people born in 1903, Henry Corbin ranks 76Before him are Sadegh Hedayat, Fritz Bauer, Waldemar Hoven, Kim Chaek, Maria Reiche, and Johannes Heesters. After him are Werner Best, Bob Hope, Karl Eberhard Schöngarth, Charlotte Perriand, Yevgeny Mravinsky, and Heinz Reinefarth. Among people deceased in 1978, Henry Corbin ranks 51Before him are Ida Noddack, Keith Moon, Harvey Milk, Georgi Markov, Ignazio Silone, and Wadie Haddad. After him are Sisavang Vatthana, Burt Munro, Tetsu Katayama, Pablo Dorado, Carlo Scarpa, and Prince Nicholas of Romania.

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Among people born in France, Henry Corbin ranks 1,610 out of 6,770Before him are Joseph Gallieni (1849), Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy (1260), Theobald III, Count of Champagne (1179), André Charles Boulle (1642), Hugh of Cluny (1024), and Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836). After him are Adélaïde d'Orléans (1777), Miou-Miou (1950), François de Malherbe (1555), Isabella of Valois (1389), Laurent Fabius (1946), and Caesarius of Arles (470).


Among philosophers born in France, Henry Corbin ranks 73Before him are Jean-Luc Nancy (1940), Pierre Duhem (1861), Guillaume Budé (1467), Louis Couturat (1868), William of Champeaux (1070), and Émile Chartier (1868). After him are Georges Canguilhem (1904), Jacques Ellul (1912), Gersonides (1288), Étienne Balibar (1942), Maurice Blondel (1861), and Paul Nizan (1905).