Jean Baudrillard

1929 - 2007

Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard (UK: BOHD-rih-yar, US: BOHD-ree-AR, French: [ʒɑ̃ bodʁijaʁ]; 27 July 1929 – 6 March 2007) was a French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist. He is best known for his analyses of media, contemporary culture, and technological communication, as well as his formulation of concepts such as simulation and hyperreality. He wrote about diverse subjects, including consumerism, gender relations, economics, social history, art, Western foreign policy, and popular culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Baudrillard has received more than 1,312,047 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 150th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jean Baudrillard ranks 149 out of 1,005Before him are Al-Tabari, Chanakya, Kabir, Joseph Priestley, Wilhelm Dilthey, and Adi Shankara. After him are Baron d'Holbach, Ferdinand Tönnies, Louis Althusser, Carl Schmitt, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, and Ernst Cassirer.

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Among people born in 1929, Jean Baudrillard ranks 15Before him are Jürgen Habermas, Grace Kelly, Sergio Leone, Imre Kertész, Jacques Brel, and Hassan II of Morocco. After him are Frank Gehry, Peter Higgs, Christopher Plummer, Michael Ende, Irene Papas, and Chet Baker. Among people deceased in 2007, Jean Baudrillard ranks 6Before him are Boris Yeltsin, Ingmar Bergman, Luciano Pavarotti, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Kurt Waldheim. After him are Mstislav Rostropovich, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlo Ponti, Kurt Vonnegut, Marcel Marceau, and Sidney Sheldon.

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Among people born in France, Jean Baudrillard ranks 297 out of 4,109Before him are Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814), Antonin Artaud (1896), Georges de La Tour (1593), Georges-Eugène Haussmann (1809), Michel Platini (1955), and Jean Renoir (1894). After him are James I of Aragon (1208), John the Fearless (1371), Alphonse Daudet (1840), Camille Claudel (1864), Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767), and Fernand Braudel (1902).


Among philosophers born in France, Jean Baudrillard ranks 15Before him are Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Roland Barthes (1915), Gilles Deleuze (1925), Charles Fourier (1772), Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), and Simone Weil (1909). After him are Marquis de Condorcet (1743), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), Paul Ricœur (1913), Ernest Renan (1823), Jean Buridan (1295), and Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715).

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