Jean Jaurès

1859 - 1914

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Auguste Marie Joseph Jean Léon Jaurès (3 September 1859 – 31 July 1914), commonly referred to as Jean Jaurès (French: [ʒɑ̃ ʒɔʁɛs]; Occitan: Joan Jaurés [dʒuˈan dʒawˈɾes]), was a French Socialist leader. Initially a Moderate Republican, he later became one of the first social democrats and (in 1902) the leader of the French Socialist Party, which opposed Jules Guesde's revolutionary Socialist Party of France. The two parties merged in 1905 in the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Jaurès has received more than 669,143 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Jean Jaurès is the 1,959th most popular politician (down from 1,834th in 2019), the 674th most popular biography from France (down from 643rd in 2019) and the 152nd most popular French Politician.

Jean Jaurès was a French socialist politician and historian. He was assassinated in 1914, but is most famous for his contributions to the Dreyfus Affair.

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Over the past year Jean Jaurès has had the most page views in the with 331,024 views, followed by English (81,390), and Spanish (26,105). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Breton (69.00%), Occitan (57.88%), and Welsh (50.97%)


Among politicians, Jean Jaurès ranks 1,959 out of 19,576Before him are Sophia Palaiologina, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Cleopatra V of Egypt, Claudia Octavia, Francisco Solano López, and Gülnuş Sultan. After him are Anne Neville, Unas, Emperor Wen of Han, Quintus Sertorius, Jarosław Kaczyński, and Gaston, Duke of Orléans.

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Among people born in 1859, Jean Jaurès ranks 16Before him are Alfred Dreyfus, Georges Seurat, Yuan Shikai, Billy the Kid, Sholem Aleichem, and Verner von Heidenstam. After him are Alexandre Millerand, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Jerome K. Jerome, Pierre Janet, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, and Hugo Junkers. Among people deceased in 1914, Jean Jaurès ranks 12Before him are Charles Sanders Peirce, Paul Heyse, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, George Westinghouse, Carol I of Romania, and Georg Trakl. After him are Ismail Gaspirali, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, August Weismann, August Macke, Georges Picquart, and Eduard Suess.

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Among people born in France, Jean Jaurès ranks 674 out of 6,770Before him are Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France (1290), Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (1528), Roger Guillemin (1924), Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), and Pope Stephen IX (1020). After him are Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698), Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676), Ninon de l'Enclos (1620), Paul Broca (1824), and Paul Dukas (1865).


Among politicians born in France, Jean Jaurès ranks 152Before him are Paul Doumer (1857), Ariovistus (-101), Simone Veil (1927), Nicolas Fouquet (1615), Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), and Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (1528). After him are Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), Vincent Auriol (1884), Richard II, Duke of Normandy (963), Louise of Savoy (1476), Alexandre Millerand (1859), and François Ravaillac (1578).