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Jean-Paul Sartre

1905 - 1980

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Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (, US also ; French: [saʁtʁ]; 21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic, as well as a leading figure in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. Sartre was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism (and phenomenology). His work has influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to do so. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Paul Sartre has received more than 7,036,982 page views. His biography is available in 135 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 133 in 2019). Jean-Paul Sartre is the 18th most popular writer (up from 20th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from France (up from 17th in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Writer.

Jean-Paul Sartre is most famous for being a philosopher and the founder of existentialism.

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Among writers, Jean-Paul Sartre ranks 18 out of 5,755Before him are Franz Kafka, Victor Hugo, Virgil, Aesop, Jules Verne, and Miguel de Cervantes. After him are Ovid, Molière, Agatha Christie, Anton Chekhov, Albert Camus, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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Among people born in 1905, Jean-Paul Sartre ranks 1After him are Howard Hughes, Ayn Rand, Albert Speer, Simo Häyhä, Christian Dior, Viktor Frankl, Greta Garbo, Elias Canetti, Dag Hammarskjöld, Henry Fonda, and Mikhail Sholokhov. Among people deceased in 1980, Jean-Paul Sartre ranks 1After him are Josip Broz Tito, Alfred Hitchcock, Karl Dönitz, Jean Piaget, John Lennon, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Roland Barthes, Steve McQueen, Bon Scott, and Jesse Owens.

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Among people born in France, Jean-Paul Sartre ranks 13 out of 6,011Before him are Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), Claude Monet (1840), Montesquieu (1689), Louis XVI of France (1754), and Jules Verne (1828). After him are Nostradamus (1503), Molière (1622), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), Charles de Gaulle (1890), John Calvin (1509), and Auguste Comte (1798).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean-Paul Sartre ranks 4Before him are Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), and Jules Verne (1828). After him are Molière (1622), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), Honoré de Balzac (1799), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Marcel Proust (1871), Denis Diderot (1713), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), and Octave Mirbeau (1848).