Jacques Lacan

1901 - 1981

Jacques Lacan

Jacques Marie Émile Lacan (; French: [ʒak lakɑ̃]; 13 April 1901 – 9 September 1981) was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud". Giving yearly seminars in Paris from 1953 to 1981, Lacan influenced many leading French intellectuals in the 1960s and the 1970s, especially those associated with post-structuralism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Lacan has received more than 1,636,746 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Jacques Lacan ranks 8 out of 169Before him are Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, Alfred Adler, Abraham Maslow, Erich Fromm, and John Dewey. After him are Lev Vygotsky, Wilhelm Wundt, William James, Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, and Viktor Frankl.

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Among people born in 1901, Jacques Lacan ranks 6Before him are Hirohito, Walt Disney, Marlene Dietrich, Werner Heisenberg, and Enrico Fermi. After him are Louis Armstrong, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Linus Pauling, Sukarno, Fulgencio Batista, and Rudolf Höss. Among people deceased in 1981, Jacques Lacan ranks 3Before him are Bob Marley and Anwar Sadat. After him are Albert Speer, Moshe Dayan, Max Euwe, Hans Adolf Krebs, William Wyler, Béla Guttmann, Odd Hassel, Natalie Wood, and Hideki Yukawa.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Lacan ranks 112 out of 4,109Before him are François Rabelais (1494), Georges Danton (1759), Philip II of France (1165), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Louis XI of France (1423), and Charles VII of France (1403). After him are Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Charles IX of France (1550), François Mitterrand (1916), François Villon (1431), Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), and Henri Poincaré (1854).


Among psychologists born in France, Jacques Lacan ranks 1After him are Gustave Le Bon (1841), Alfred Binet (1857), Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882), Pierre Janet (1859), Théodule-Armand Ribot (1839), Henri Wallon (1879), Françoise Dolto (1908), and Elsa Cayat (1960).

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