Jacques Ellul

1912 - 1994

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Jacques Ellul (; French: [ɛlyl]; January 6, 1912 – May 19, 1994) was a French philosopher, sociologist, lay theologian, and professor. Noted as a Christian anarchist, Ellul was a longtime Professor of History and the Sociology of Institutions on the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences at the University of Bordeaux. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Ellul has received more than 1,006,409 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Jacques Ellul is the 548th most popular philosopher (up from 559th in 2019), the 1,685th most popular biography from France (up from 1,761st in 2019) and the 75th most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jacques Ellul ranks 548 out of 1,267Before him are Axel Honneth, Kenneth Waltz, Al-Baydawi, Jan Patočka, Myia, and Roger Scruton. After him are Harriet Taylor Mill, Crates of Athens, Narayana Guru, Ammonius Hermiae, Marcus Cornelius Fronto, and Sergei Bulgakov.

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Among people born in 1912, Jacques Ellul ranks 80Before him are Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Abbé Pierre, Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark, Chaïm Perelman, Kamala Sohonie, and Dinmukhamed Kunaev. After him are Frank Oppenheimer, Hugh Griffith, Salah al-Din al-Bitar, José Ferrer, Michel Debré, and Axel Springer. Among people deceased in 1994, Jacques Ellul ranks 73Before him are Cesar Romero, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Paisios of Mount Athos, Robert Bloch, Haim Bar-Lev, and Clement Greenberg. After him are Golo Mann, Johannes Steinhoff, Alain Cuny, Cab Calloway, Max Bill, and Kuvempu.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Ellul ranks 1,685 out of 6,770Before him are Hubert Lyautey (1854), François Fillon (1954), Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (1489), Gustave Garrigou (1884), Charles Koechlin (1867), and Henri Farman (1874). After him are César, Duke of Vendôme (1594), Valentin Haüy (1745), Marie Anne Lenormand (1772), Tristan Corbière (1845), André Courrèges (1923), and François Georges-Picot (1870).


Among philosophers born in France, Jacques Ellul ranks 75Before him are Guillaume Budé (1467), Louis Couturat (1868), William of Champeaux (1070), Émile Chartier (1868), Henry Corbin (1903), and Georges Canguilhem (1904). After him are Gersonides (1288), Étienne Balibar (1942), Maurice Blondel (1861), Paul Nizan (1905), Jean Hyppolite (1907), and Berengar of Tours (998).