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Jacques Maritain

1882 - 1973

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Jacques Maritain (French: [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 568,052 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacques Maritain is the 249th most popular philosopher (down from 243rd in 2019), the 630th most popular biography from France (down from 622nd in 2019) and the 34th 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 249 out of 1,081Before him are Thomas Carlyle, Theano, Ibn al-Nafis, Celsus, Vyasa, and Orosius. After him are Franz Brentano, Aśvaghoṣa, Vladimir Solovyov, Prodicus, Francisco Suárez, and Ram Mohan Roy.

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Among people born in 1882, Jacques Maritain ranks 31Before him are Zoltán Kodály, Rodolfo Graziani, Charles Ponzi, Getúlio Vargas, Emmerich Kálmán, and Percy Williams Bridgman. After him are A. A. Milne, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Hans Geiger, and Arthur Eddington. Among people deceased in 1973, Jacques Maritain ranks 30Before him are Gabriel Marcel, Ferdinand Schörner, Semyon Budyonny, Víctor Jara, J. Hans D. Jensen, and Ragnar Frisch. After him are Selman Waksman, Hans Albert Einstein, Karl Ziegler, Charles Greeley Abbot, Luis Carrero Blanco, and Jean-Pierre Melville.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Maritain ranks 630 out of 6,011Before him are Juliette Gréco (1927), Émilie du Châtelet (1706), René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), Camille Flammarion (1842), Catherine of Valois (1401), and François Mansart (1598). After him are Maurice Béjart (1927), Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), Suzanne Valadon (1865), Élisabeth of France (1764), and Jean Parisot de Valette (1494).


Among philosophers born in France, Jacques Maritain ranks 34Before him are Gabriel Marcel (1889), Jean-François Lyotard (1924), Joseph de Maistre (1753), Gaston Bachelard (1884), Guy Debord (1931), and François Fénelon (1651). After him are Nicole Oresme (1323), Roger Garaudy (1913), Georges Sorel (1847), Raymond Aron (1905), Félix Guattari (1930), and Roscellinus (1050).