Jean Guitton

1901 - 1999

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Jean Guitton (August 18, 1901 – March 21, 1999) was a French Catholic philosopher and theologian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Guitton has received more than 61,715 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Jean Guitton is the 705th most popular philosopher (up from 781st in 2019), the 2,258th most popular biography from France (up from 2,403rd in 2019) and the 93rd most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jean Guitton ranks 705 out of 1,089Before him are Thiruvalluvar, Thomas Arnold, Raymond Williams, William of Conches, Jakob Lorber, and Gustavo Gutiérrez. After him are Ted Nelson, Onesicritus, Narayana Guru, Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, Crantor, and Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov.

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Among people born in 1901, Jean Guitton ranks 103Before him are Otto Wächter, Stella Adler, Manuel Urrutia Lleó, Wolfgang Schmieder, Fred Uhlman, and Eiji Tsuburaya. After him are René Pleven, Robert J. Van de Graaff, Souvanna Phouma, Ramón Serrano Suñer, Henri Cochet, and Ludolf von Alvensleben. Among people deceased in 1999, Jean Guitton ranks 79Before him are Phaedon Gizikis, Maurice Couve de Murville, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Leon Štukelj, Aldo van Eyck, and Joseph Heller. After him are Curtis Mayfield, Igor Netto, Morris West, Giant Baba, Michel Petrucciani, and Brion James.

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Among people born in France, Jean Guitton ranks 2,258 out of 5,234Before him are Carolus-Duran (1837), Charles, Prince of Soubise (1715), Charles IV, Duke of Alençon (1489), Antoine Brumel (1460), Alexandre Deschapelles (1780), and Petronilla of Aquitaine (1125). After him are Pierre Paul Émile Roux (1853), Jacques de Vitry (1170), Bertrand Barère (1755), Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas (1701), Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), and John I, Duke of Brittany (1217).


Among philosophers born in France, Jean Guitton ranks 93Before him are Jean Hyppolite (1907), Gilbert de la Porrée (1070), Étienne Balibar (1942), Peter John Olivi (1248), Vladimir Jankélévitch (1903), and William of Conches (1080). After him are Émile Boutroux (1845), Étienne-Gabriel Morelly (1717), Louis Lavelle (1883), André Glucksmann (1937), Michael Baius (1513), and Claude Lefort (1924).