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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 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 116,642 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Jacques Roux is the 142nd most popular social activist (up from 150th in 2019), the 1,370th most popular biography from France (up from 1,435th in 2019) and the 10th most popular French Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Jacques Roux ranks 142 out of 538Before him are Ishikawa Goemon, Léon Jouhaux, Steve Biko, Bertha Pappenheim, Huda Sha'arawi, and Judas of Galilee. After him are Edward Snowden, Margaret Sanger, Andreas Hofer, Kittur Chennamma, Leopold Trepper, and Max Mosley.

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

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Among people born in France, Jacques Roux ranks 1,370 out of 6,011Before him are André Lhote (1885), Heinz Harmel (1906), André Campra (1660), Jeanne Guyon (1648), James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick (1670), and Henri Murger (1822). After him are Petrus Ramus (1515), Sophie of France (1734), Henry I, Count of Champagne (1127), Antoine Griezmann (1991), Theobald II, Count of Champagne (1093), and Charles Alexandre de Calonne (1734).


Among social activists born in France, Jacques Roux ranks 10Before him are Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), René Cassin (1887), Louise Michel (1830), Flora Tristan (1803), Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208), and Léon Jouhaux (1879). After him are Abbé Pierre (1912), René Just Haüy (1743), Balthasar Gérard (1557), Ravachol (1859), Guillaume Cale (1350), and Édouard René de Laboulaye (1811).