Jacques Maritain

1882 - 1973

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Jacques Maritain (French: [maʁitɛ̃]; 18 November 1882 – 28 April 1973) was a French Catholic philosopher. Raised 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 341,027 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Jacques Maritain is the 243rd most popular philosopher (down from 233rd in 2019), the 623rd most popular biography from France (down from 568th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jacques Maritain ranks 243 out of 1,089. Before him are Ernst Bloch, Judah Loew ben Bezalel, Guy Debord, Iamblichus, Milarepa, and Nikolai Berdyaev. After him are Isaiah Berlin, Hans Jonas, Orosius, Apollodorus of Athens, Nicole Oresme, and Ibn al-Nafis.

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Among people born in 1882, Jacques Maritain ranks 32Before him are Zoltán Kodály, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Arthur Eddington, Charles Ponzi, Princess Margaret of Connaught, and Getúlio Vargas. After him are Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Percy Williams Bridgman, Hans Geiger, Bela Lugosi, Moritz Schlick, and Rodolfo Graziani. Among people deceased in 1973, Jacques Maritain ranks 29Before him are Ferdinand Schörner, Semyon Budyonny, Gabriel Marcel, Anna Magnani, Víctor Jara, and J. Hans D. Jensen. After him are Karl Ziegler, Charles Greeley Abbot, Hans Albert Einstein, Selman Waksman, A. S. Neill, and Walter Rudolf Hess.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Maritain ranks 623 out of 5,234. Before him are Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698), Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741), Syagrius (430), Peter Waldo (1140), William of Rubruck (1220), and Darius Milhaud (1892). After him are Marie of Anjou (1404), Gabriel Tarde (1843), Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), Isabelle Huppert (1953), Antoine-Jean Gros (1771), and Luigi Lucheni (1873).


Among philosophers born in France, Jacques Maritain ranks 33Before him are Pierre Gassendi (1592), Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714), Gabriel Marcel (1889), Gaston Bachelard (1884), Joseph de Maistre (1753), and Guy Debord (1931). After him are Nicole Oresme (1323), Raymond Aron (1905), Roger Garaudy (1913), François Fénelon (1651), Georges Sorel (1847), and Félix Guattari (1930).