Jacques Roux

1752 - 1794

Jacques Roux

Jacques Roux (21 August 1752 – 10 February 1794) was a radical Roman Catholic 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 dangerous revolutionary force. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Roux has received more than 87,197 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 135th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Jacques Roux ranks 134 out of 426Before him are Mangal Pandey, Yiannis Ritsos, Klaus Störtebeker, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Mairead Maguire, and Steve Biko. After him are John Brown, Wat Tyler, Balthasar Gérard, Vinoba Bhave, Frederick Douglass, and Moses Montefiore.

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Among people born in 1752, Jacques Roux ranks 9Before him are Jeongjo of Joseon, Muzio Clementi, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Thomas Chatterton, and Karl Mack von Leiberich. After him are Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, Nguyễn Huệ, John Nash, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Infante Gabriel of Spain, and Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt. Among people deceased in 1794, Jacques Roux ranks 22Before him are Nicolas Chamfort, Gregory Skovoroda, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg, Georg Forster, and Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Henri de la Rochejaquelein, Caspar Friedrich Wolff, Gottfried August Bürger, Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach, Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, and Jean-Baptiste Carrier.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Roux ranks 1,367 out of 4,109Before him are Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville (1746), Victorien Sardou (1831), Antonio I, Prince of Monaco (1661), Chris Marker (1921), François Cluzet (1955), and Henri Farman (1874). After him are Émile Chartier (1868), Claudine Auger (1941), William X, Duke of Aquitaine (1099), Séraphine Louis (1864), Louis II, Duke of Bourbon (1337), and Vincent of Beauvais (1190).


Among social activists born in France, Jacques Roux ranks 12Before him are Louise Michel (1830), Léon Jouhaux (1879), Flora Tristan (1803), René Just Haüy (1743), Abbé Pierre (1912), and Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208). After him are Balthasar Gérard (1557), Ravachol (1859), Guillaume Cale (1350), Germaine Tillion (null), and Dieudonné M'bala M'bala (1966).

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