Jacques Maritain

1882 - 1973

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Jacques Maritain (French: [ʒak maʁitɛ̃]; 18 November 1882 – 28 April 1973) was a French Catholic philosopher. Raised as a Protestant, he was agnostic before converting to Catholicism in 1906. An author of more than 60 books, he helped to revive Thomas Aquinas for modern times, and was influential in the development and drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Maritain has received more than 580,654 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacques Maritain is the 272nd most popular philosopher (down from 249th in 2019), the 705th most popular biography from France (down from 629th in 2019) and the 37th most popular French Philosopher.

Jacques Maritain was a French Catholic philosopher, who is most famous for his work on the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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Among philosophers, Jacques Maritain ranks 272 out of 1,267Before him are Raymond Aron, Abraham ibn Ezra, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, Panaetius, and Epimenides. After him are Heraclides Ponticus, Alcmaeon of Croton, Antonio Negri, Pherecydes of Syros, Priscus, and Sri Aurobindo.

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Among people born in 1882, Jacques Maritain ranks 36Before him are Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, Charles Ponzi, Emmerich Kálmán, Hans Geiger, A. A. Milne, and Arthur Eddington. After him are Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, René Coty, Bela Lugosi, Robert H. Goddard, Princess Marie Bonaparte, and Nicolai Hartmann. Among people deceased in 1973, Jacques Maritain ranks 34Before him are Semyon Budyonny, Anna Magnani, Ragnar Frisch, Hans Albert Einstein, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, and Selman Waksman. After him are Karl Ziegler, Luis Carrero Blanco, Walter Rudolf Hess, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Pierre Melville, and Amílcar Cabral.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Maritain ranks 705 out of 6,770Before him are Antoine-Jean Gros (1771), Pierre Loti (1850), Maurice Gamelin (1872), Pierre Bonnard (1867), Alexandre Millerand (1859), and François Ravaillac (1578). After him are Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729), Rudolph of France (890), Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), David Guetta (1967), and Madame Roland (1754).


Among philosophers born in France, Jacques Maritain ranks 37Before him are Gaston Bachelard (1884), Roger Garaudy (1913), Guy Debord (1931), Georges Sorel (1847), Nicole Oresme (1323), and Raymond Aron (1905). After him are François Fénelon (1651), Bruno Latour (1947), Roscellinus (1050), Sebastian Brant (1458), Henri Lefebvre (1901), and Antoine Arnauld (1612).