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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 2,534,124 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean-Paul Marat is the 13th most popular social activist, the 10th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 11th 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 538Before him are Mother Teresa, Henry Dunant, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. After him are Aung San Suu Kyi, Claus von Stauffenberg, Guy Fawkes, Robert Owen, Rosa Parks, and Lady Godiva.

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Among people born in 1743, Jean-Paul Marat ranks 3Before him are Thomas Jefferson and Antoine Lavoisier. After him are Madame du Barry, Luigi Boccherini, Alessandro Cagliostro, Marquis de Condorcet, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Toussaint Louverture, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, and Carl Peter Thunberg. Among people deceased in 1793, Jean-Paul Marat ranks 3Before him are Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI of France. After him are Charlotte Corday, Madame du Barry, Olympe de Gouges, Carlo Goldoni, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Yolande de Polastron, Jean Sylvain Bailly, Jacques Pierre Brissot, and Francesco Guardi.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Jean-Paul Marat ranks 10 out of 876Before him are Paracelsus (1493), Carl Jung (1875), Jean Piaget (1896), Henry Dunant (1828), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746). After him are Sepp Blatter (1936), Paul Klee (1879), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945), Johanna Spyri (1827), and Francesco Borromini (1599).

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), Hector Hodler (1887), Felix Manz (1498), and Bruno Manser (1954).