Jacques Le Goff

1924 - 2014

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Jacques Le Goff (1 January 1924 – 1 April 2014) was a French historian and prolific author specializing in the Middle Ages, particularly the 12th and 13th centuries.Le Goff championed the Annales School movement, which emphasizes long-term trends over the topics of politics, diplomacy, and war that dominated 19th century historical research. From 1972 to 1977, he was the head of the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS). He was a leading figure of New History, related to cultural history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Le Goff has received more than 147,581 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Jacques Le Goff is the 33rd most popular historian (down from 32nd in 2019), the 499th most popular biography from France (down from 475th in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Historian.

Jacques Le Goff is a French historian and sociologist who is most famous for his work on the Middle Ages. He is also known for his work on the history of the family, the history of education, and the history of women.

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Among historians, Jacques Le Goff ranks 33 out of 341Before him are Edward Gibbon, Marc Bloch, Eric Hobsbawm, Hippolyte Taine, Arrian, and Ibn Kathir. After him are Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Jared Diamond, Leonardo Bruni, Ernst Gombrich, Niketas Choniates, and Lucien Febvre.

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Among people born in 1924, Jacques Le Goff ranks 15Before him are Truman Capote, Jean-François Lyotard, Eli Cohen, Sarah Vaughan, Süleyman Demirel, and Benoit Mandelbrot. After him are Black Dahlia, Lauren Bacall, Paul Feyerabend, Ramiz Alia, Benny Hill, and Maurice Jarre. Among people deceased in 2014, Jacques Le Goff ranks 16Before him are Eli Wallach, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Nadine Gordimer, Luis Aragonés, Hiroo Onoda, and Richard Kiel. After him are Lauren Bacall, Maximilian Schell, Louis Zamperini, Alain Resnais, Paco de Lucía, and Richard Attenborough.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Le Goff ranks 499 out of 5,234Before him are Pérotin (1160), Claude Chabrol (1930), Maurice de Vlaminck (1876), Charles Richet (1850), Fernandel (1903), and Stephen, King of England (1095). After him are Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707), Alaric II (458), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), and Gaspard II de Coligny (1519).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Jacques Le Goff ranks 6Before him are Tacitus (54), Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), Fernand Braudel (1902), Marc Bloch (1886), and Hippolyte Taine (1828). After him are Lucien Febvre (1878), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), Gaston Maspero (1846), Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Georges Duby (1919), and Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929).