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 who was a noted 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 630,580 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Jacques Ellul is the 586th most popular philosopher (up from 602nd in 2019), the 1,791st most popular biography from France (up from 1,823rd in 2019) and the 78th most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jacques Ellul ranks 586 out of 1,089Before him are Nicola Abbagnano, Vasishtha, Amalric of Bena, Jerry Fodor, Bardaisan, and Reinhold Niebuhr. After him are Abraham Isaac Kook, Nicos Poulantzas, Mario Bunge, Andreas Karlstadt, Constantin von Tischendorf, and Gersonides.

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Among people born in 1912, Jacques Ellul ranks 85Before him are György Sárosi, Kim Sung-gan, Jiří Trnka, Yuen Siu-tien, Michel Debré, and Richard Brooks. After him are Perry Como, Nereo Rocco, Rihei Sano, Petar Stambolić, Roy Sullivan, and Axel Springer. Among people deceased in 1994, Jacques Ellul ranks 74Before him are Max Bill, Chung Il-kwon, Tengiz Abuladze, Cab Calloway, John Edward Williams, and Clement Greenberg. After him are Luis Ocaña, Lionel Stander, Walter Lantz, Johannes Steinhoff, Federica Montseny, and Jérôme Lejeune.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Ellul ranks 1,791 out of 5,234Before him are Louis-Michel van Loo (1707), Henri Wallon (1879), Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville (1777), Charlotte Bonaparte (1802), Jean Djorkaeff (1939), and Paul Durand-Ruel (1831). After him are Marguerite Louise d'Orléans (1645), Nicolas Henri, Duke of Orléans (1607), John III, Duke of Bavaria (1374), Jeanne Guyon (1648), Louise de Coligny (1555), and Jules Brunet (1838).


Among philosophers born in France, Jacques Ellul ranks 78Before him are Alain de Benoist (1943), Paul Virilio (1932), Henry Corbin (1903), Louis Couturat (1868), Georges Canguilhem (1904), and Amalric of Bena (1150). After him are Gersonides (1288), Yves Bonnefoy (1923), Pierre Charron (1541), Maurice Blondel (1861), Fulbert of Chartres (960), and Jean-Marie Guyau (1854).