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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) in Paris. 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 160,536 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Jacques Le Goff is the 33rd most popular historian, the 469th most popular biography from France (up from 498th 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 339Before him are Marc Bloch, Arrian, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Ibn Kathir, Eric Hobsbawm, and Hippolyte Taine. After him are Edward Gibbon, William of Tyre, Ibn Ishaq, Erwin Panofsky, Leonardo Bruni, and Lucien Febvre.

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Among people born in 1924, Jacques Le Goff ranks 12Before him are Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Kim Dae-jung, Robert Mugabe, Eli Cohen, Truman Capote, and Sarah Vaughan. After him are Jean-François Lyotard, Benny Hill, Black Dahlia, Benoit Mandelbrot, Süleyman Demirel, and Paul Feyerabend. Among people deceased in 2014, Jacques Le Goff ranks 15Before him are Claudio Abbado, Eli Wallach, Joe Cocker, Luis Aragonés, Shirley Temple, and Maximilian Schell. After him are Harold Ramis, Richard Attenborough, Alexander Grothendieck, Paco de Lucía, Lauren Bacall, and Nadine Gordimer.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Le Goff ranks 469 out of 6,011Before him are François-Noël Babeuf (1760), Jean Dubuffet (1901), Paul Bocuse (1926), Camille Desmoulins (1760), Gabriel Marcel (1889), and Charles Messier (1730). After him are Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727), Jean-François Lyotard (1924), Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1747), Karl Brandt (1904), and Hugues de Payens (1074).

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), Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Gaston Maspero (1846), Georges Duby (1919), and Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914).