Jean-François Revel

1924 - 2006

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Jean-François Revel (born Jean-François Ricard; 19 January 1924 – 30 April 2006) was a French philosopher, journalist, and author. A prominent public intellectual, Revel was a socialist in his youth but later became a prominent European proponent of classical liberalism and free market economics. He was a member of the Académie française after June 1998. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-François Revel has received more than 95,322 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Jean-François Revel is the 2,922nd most popular writer (down from 2,546th in 2019), the 2,915th most popular biography from France (down from 2,494th in 2019) and the 391st most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Jean-François Revel ranks 2,922 out of 5,794Before him are Mike Resnick, Daniel Guérin, H.D., Lucius Aelius Stilo Praeconinus, Johan Herman Wessel, and Erik Gustaf Geijer. After him are John Osborne, Lilian Jackson Braun, Corrie ten Boom, Yasmina Reza, Kan Kikuchi, and Charles Brockden Brown.

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Among people born in 1924, Jean-François Revel ranks 183Before him are Élias Sarkis, Rudolf Barshai, Luděk Pachman, Edward Cassidy, William Auld, and Juan Carlos González. After him are Phyllis Schlafly, Maurice Karnaugh, Lubomír Štrougal, Fud Leclerc, Dennis Weaver, and Mike Bongiorno. Among people deceased in 2006, Jean-François Revel ranks 153Before him are Lars Korvald, Daniel Schmid, Angelica Rozeanu, William Auld, Maynard Ferguson, and Desmond Dekker. After him are Richard Bright, Johnny Servoz-Gavin, Rocío Jurado, Yuval Ne'eman, Paul Halmos, and Dennis Weaver.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-François Revel ranks 2,915 out of 5,234Before him are René Barjavel (1911), Paul Pogba (1993), Max Gallo (1932), Daniel Guérin (1904), Achille Devéria (1800), and Edward Poynter (1836). After him are Félix Gaillard (1919), Mélanie Laurent (1983), Aimeric de Peguilhan (1200), Yasmina Reza (1959), Eucherius of Lyon (380), and David Belle (1973).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean-François Revel ranks 391Before him are Pierre Gringore (1475), Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand (1697), Victor Segalen (1878), René Barjavel (1911), Max Gallo (1932), and Daniel Guérin (1904). After him are Yasmina Reza (1959), Pierre Jean Jouve (1887), Vincent Voiture (1597), Tristan Bernard (1866), William of Jumièges (1000), and Antoine Furetière (1619).