Ivan Illich

1926 - 2002

Ivan Illich

Ivan Dominic Illich (; 4 September 1926 – 2 December 2002) was a Roman Catholic priest, theologian, philosopher, and social critic. His 1971 book Deschooling Society criticises modern society's institutional approach to education, an approach that allegedly constrains learning to narrow situations in a fairly short period of the human lifespan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan Illich has received more than 503,869 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 247th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Ivan Illich ranks 245 out of 1,005Before him are Cratylus, Michael Psellos, Marsilius of Padua, Apollodorus of Athens, Nicole Oresme, and Judah Loew ben Bezalel. After him are Bayazid Bastami, Bruno Bauer, Xenocrates, Chilon of Sparta, Sebastian Brant, and Bias of Priene.

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Among people born in 1926, Ivan Illich ranks 29Before him are Allen Ginsberg, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Ben Roy Mottelson, Jerry Lewis, Donald A. Glaser, and Jack Brabham. After him are Nuon Chea, Necmettin Erbakan, Louise Hay, George Martin, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, and Harper Lee. Among people deceased in 2002, Ivan Illich ranks 17Before him are László Kubala, Vavá, Niki de Saint Phalle, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Chuck Jones, and James Coburn. After him are Richard Harris, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Camilo José Cela, Alexander Prokhorov, and Rod Steiger.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Ivan Illich ranks 118 out of 799Before him are Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (1643), Georg Trakl (1887), Baroness Mary Vetsera (1871), Róbert Bárány (1876), Maria Josepha of Austria (1699), and Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria (1746). After him are Gustav Meyrink (1868), Josef Bican (1913), Peter Handke (1942), Aribert Heim (1914), Ernst Gombrich (1909), and Albert VII, Archduke of Austria (1559).


Among philosophers born in Austria, Ivan Illich ranks 9Before him are Rudolf Steiner (1861), Emil Cioran (1911), Martin Buber (1878), Josef Breuer (1842), Paul Feyerabend (1924), and Otto Weininger (1880). After him are Alfred Schütz (1899), Otto Neurath (1882), André Gorz (1923), Jean Améry (1912), Karl Leonhard Reinhold (1757), and Kazimierz Twardowski (1866).

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