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Hippolyte Taine

1828 - 1893

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Hippolyte Adolphe Taine (French pronunciation: ​[ipɔlit adɔlf tɛn], 21 April 1828 – 5 March 1893) was a French historian, critic and philosopher. He was the chief theoretical influence on French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism. Literary historicism as a critical movement has been said to originate with him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hippolyte Taine has received more than 334,951 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Hippolyte Taine is the 32nd most popular historian (down from 30th in 2019), the 454th most popular biography from France (down from 429th in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Historian.

Hippolyte Taine was a French philosopher and critic who is most famous for his work "History of English Literature."

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Among historians, Hippolyte Taine ranks 32 out of 339Before him are Bede, Marc Bloch, Arrian, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Ibn Kathir, and Eric Hobsbawm. After him are Jacques Le Goff, Edward Gibbon, William of Tyre, Ibn Ishaq, Erwin Panofsky, and Leonardo Bruni.

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Among people born in 1828, Hippolyte Taine ranks 7Before him are Leo Tolstoy, Jules Verne, Henry Dunant, Henrik Ibsen, Randal Cremer, and Rani of Jhansi. After him are Saigō Takamori, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charbel Makhlouf, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Louise of the Netherlands, and Albert Marth. Among people deceased in 1893, Hippolyte Taine ranks 5Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Gounod, and Patrice de MacMahon. After him are Jean-Martin Charcot, Rutherford B. Hayes, Alexander of Battenberg, Jan Matejko, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Josef Stefan, and Jules Ferry.

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In France

Among people born in France, Hippolyte Taine ranks 454 out of 6,011Before him are Théodore Rousseau (1812), Jean Lannes (1769), Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714), André Derain (1880), Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786), and André Maurois (1885). After him are William Wyler (1902), Alexandre Cabanel (1823), Hector Malot (1830), Robert Campin (1375), Adolphe Adam (1803), and Louis, Dauphin of France (1729).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Hippolyte Taine ranks 5Before him are Tacitus (54), Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), Fernand Braudel (1902), and Marc Bloch (1886). After him are Jacques Le Goff (1924), Lucien Febvre (1878), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Gaston Maspero (1846), Georges Duby (1919), and Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914).