Jacques Roux

1752 - 1794

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Jacques Roux (French pronunciation: [ʒak ʁu], 21 August 1752 – 10 February 1794) was a radical Roman Catholic Red priest who took an active role in politics during the French Revolution. He skillfully expounded the ideals of popular democracy and classless society to crowds of Parisian sans-culottes, working class wage earners and shopkeepers, radicalizing them into a revolutionary force. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Roux has received more than 140,744 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Jacques Roux is the 154th most popular social activist (down from 147th in 2019), the 1,431st most popular biography from France (down from 1,365th in 2019) and the 10th most popular French Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Jacques Roux ranks 154 out of 840Before him are Andrés Bonifacio, Mangal Pandey, Paul Schäfer, Guru Ram Das, Klaus Störtebeker, and Dmitry Muratov. After him are Gerda Christian, Sergey Nechayev, Ales Bialiatski, Yiannis Ritsos, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, and Rudi Dutschke.

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Among people born in 1752, Jacques Roux ranks 9Before him are Joseph Marie Jacquard, Muzio Clementi, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Karl Mack von Leiberich, and Friedrich Maximilian Klinger. After him are Thomas Chatterton, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Nguyễn Huệ, Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria, Infante Gabriel of Spain, and Sébastien Érard. Among people deceased in 1794, Jacques Roux ranks 20Before him are Gregory Skovoroda, Augustin Robespierre, William Jones, Georg Forster, Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg, and Nicolas Chamfort. After him are Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach, Henri de la Rochejaquelein, Jean-Baptiste Carrier, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Gottfried August Bürger.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Roux ranks 1,431 out of 6,770Before him are Paul-Jacques Curie (1855), La Voisin (1640), James Tissot (1836), Marie de Rohan (1600), Pierre Puget (1620), and Jacques Paul Migne (1800). After him are Henri, Prince of Condé (1588), Patrick Depailler (1944), François Rude (1784), Jean-Claude Pascal (1927), Claude Gensac (1927), and Omar Sy (1978).


Among social activists born in France, Jacques Roux ranks 10Before him are Gabrielle d'Estrées (1573), Louise Michel (1830), René Cassin (1887), Léon Jouhaux (1879), Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208), and Flora Tristan (1803). After him are René Just Haüy (1743), Abbé Pierre (1912), Balthasar Gérard (1557), Ravachol (1859), Guillaume Cale (1350), and Édouard René de Laboulaye (1811).