Jacques Delors

1925 - 2023

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Jacques Lucien Jean Delors (French pronunciation: [ʒak lysjɛ̃ ʒɑ̃ dəlɔʁ]; 20 July 1925 – 27 December 2023) was a French politician who served as the eighth president of the European Commission from 1985 to 1995. Delors played a key role in the creation of the single market, the euro and the modern European Union. As president of the European Commission (EC), Delors was the most visible and influential leader in European affairs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Delors has received more than 665,236 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Jacques Delors is the 24th most popular economist (up from 66th in 2019), the 485th most popular biography from France (up from 900th in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Economist.

Jacques Delors is most famous for being the president of the European Commission from 1985 to 1995. He is credited with leading the effort to create the euro, and is often called the "Father of the Euro."

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Among economists, Jacques Delors ranks 24 out of 414Before him are Paul Samuelson, Jean-Baptiste Say, Mario Draghi, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, and Alexander Hamilton. After him are Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Henri Fayol, Carl Menger, Simon Kuznets, Michael Porter, and Herbert A. Simon.

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Among people born in 1925, Jacques Delors ranks 24Before him are Robert F. Kennedy, Jorge Rafael Videla, Tony Curtis, B.B. King, Jack Lemmon, and Rock Hudson. After him are Peter Sellers, Michel Piccoli, Douglas Engelbart, Angela Lansbury, Ananda Mahidol, and Nílton Santos. Among people deceased in 2023, Jacques Delors ranks 25Before him are Ted Kaczynski, Louise Glück, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Paco Rabanne, and Ryan O'Neal. After him are K. Alex Müller, Harald zur Hausen, Luis Suárez, Li Keqiang, Ferid Murad, and Raquel Welch.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Delors ranks 485 out of 6,770Before him are Adolphe Adam (1803), Pierre Richard (1934), Carus (230), Patrick Modiano (1945), Genevieve (423), and Jean Arp (1886). After him are Mireille Darc (1938), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Antoine of Navarre (1518), Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714), and Alfred Werner (1866).

Among ECONOMISTS In France

Among economists born in France, Jacques Delors ranks 5Before him are Vilfredo Pareto (1848), Frédéric Passy (1822), François Quesnay (1694), and Jean-Baptiste Say (1767). After him are Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727), Léon Walras (1834), Frédéric Bastiat (1801), Maurice Allais (1911), Dominique Strauss-Kahn (1949), Jean-Claude Trichet (1942), and Gérard Debreu (1921).