Jean-Paul Marat

1743 - 1793

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Jean-Paul Marat (UK: , US: , French: [ʒɑ̃pɔl maʁa]; born Mara; 24 May 1743 – 13 July 1793) was a French political theorist, physician, and scientist. A journalist and politician during the French Revolution, he was a vigorous defender of the sans-culottes, a radical voice, and published his views in pamphlets, placards and newspapers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Paul Marat has received more than 2,957,291 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Jean-Paul Marat is the 13th most popular social activist, the 12th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 10th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swiss Social Activist.

Jean-Paul Marat was a French revolutionary. He is most famous for being assassinated in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday.

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Among social activists, Jean-Paul Marat ranks 13 out of 840Before him are Rosa Luxemburg, Henry Dunant, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, and Martin Luther King Jr.. After him are Claus von Stauffenberg, Aung San Suu Kyi, Jane Addams, Nicholas Winton, Rosa Parks, and Gustav I of Sweden.

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Among people born in 1743, Jean-Paul Marat ranks 4Before him are Thomas Jefferson, Antoine Lavoisier, and Madame du Barry. After him are Luigi Boccherini, Alessandro Cagliostro, Marquis de Condorcet, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Toussaint Louverture, and Nicolai Abildgaard. Among people deceased in 1793, Jean-Paul Marat ranks 4Before him are Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI of France, and Madame du Barry. After him are Carlo Goldoni, Olympe de Gouges, Charlotte Corday, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Yolande de Polastron, Francesco Guardi, Madame Roland, and Jacques Pierre Brissot.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Jean-Paul Marat ranks 12 out of 1,015Before him are Carl Jung (1875), Jean Piaget (1896), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Sepp Blatter (1936), and Huldrych Zwingli (1484). After him are Paul Klee (1879), Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945), Charles Albert Gobat (1843), Johanna Spyri (1827), Francesco Borromini (1599), and Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Switzerland

Among social activists born in Switzerland, Jean-Paul Marat ranks 3Before him are Henry Dunant (1828), and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746). After him are Élie Ducommun (1833), Jean Ziegler (1934), Gustave Moynier (1826), Felix Manz (1498), Hector Hodler (1887), and Bruno Manser (1954).