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Jean-Baptiste de La Salle

1651 - 1719

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Jean-Baptiste de La Salle () (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ batist də la sal]; 1651 – 7 April 1719) was a French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He is a saint of the Catholic Church and the patron saint for teachers of youth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Baptiste de La Salle has received more than 649,601 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Jean-Baptiste de La Salle is the 682nd most popular religious figure (down from 628th in 2019), the 818th most popular biography from France (down from 773rd in 2019) and the 46th most popular French Religious Figure.

Jean-Baptiste de la Salle was a French priest and educator who is most famous for founding the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

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Among religious figures, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle ranks 682 out of 2,238Before him are Nachman of Breslov, Abu Dhar al-Ghifari, Philemon, Hillel the Elder, Olaus Magnus, and Piruz Nahavandi. After him are Zephaniah, Theodora, Abe no Seimei, Aloysius Stepinac, Mordecai, and Eulalia of Mérida.

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Among people born in 1651, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle ranks 3Before him are Margaret Theresa of Spain and François Fénelon. After him are William Dampier, Natalya Naryshkina, Engelbert Kaempfer, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, Charles II, Elector Palatine, Madame d'Aulnoy, Charles Eugène de Croÿ, and Dimitry of Rostov. Among people deceased in 1719, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle ranks 2Before him is Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon. After him are John Flamsteed, Michel Rolle, Benjamin Hornigold, Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Johann Friedrich Böttger, Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt, Joseph Addison, Boris Sheremetev, and Farrukhsiyar.

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Among people born in France, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle ranks 818 out of 6,011Before him are Judith of Bavaria (797), Renée of France (1510), Paul Landowski (1875), Louis Barthou (1862), Charles Garnier (1825), and Nicolas Oudinot (1767). After him are Jean Froissart (1337), Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (1627), Jean-Georges Noverre (1727), Hector Guimard (1867), Charles Hermite (1822), and Maria Malibran (1808).


Among religious figures born in France, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle ranks 46Before him are Catherine Labouré (1806), Jean Meslier (1664), Pope Stephen IX (1020), Célestin Freinet (1896), Victor of Aveyron (1793), and Robert of Molesme (1024). After him are Saint Remigius (437), Saint Eligius (588), Leonard of Noblac (496), Martin Bucer (1491), Ivo of Kermartin (1253), and La Voisin (1640).