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 philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Paul Sartre has received more than 5,697,173 page views. His biography is available in 133 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 131 in 2019). Jean-Paul Sartre is the 20th most popular writer (down from 16th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from France (down from 13th in 2019) and the 6th 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 20 out of 5,794Before him are Molière, Honoré de Balzac, Albert Camus, Sophocles, Virgil, and Petrarch. After him are Aesop, Anton Chekhov, Alexander Pushkin, Giovanni Boccaccio, Agatha Christie, and Ovid.

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

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Among people born in France, Jean-Paul Sartre ranks 17 out of 5,234Before him are Montesquieu (1689), Jules Verne (1828), Molière (1622), Louis XVI of France (1754), Honoré de Balzac (1799), and Nostradamus (1503). After him are Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), John Calvin (1509), Charles de Gaulle (1890), Paul Gauguin (1848), Paul Cézanne (1839), and Émile Zola (1840).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean-Paul Sartre ranks 6Before him are Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), Jules Verne (1828), Molière (1622), and Honoré de Balzac (1799). After him are Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), Émile Zola (1840), Stendhal (1783), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Marcel Proust (1871), and Denis Diderot (1713).