Jean Monnet

1888 - 1979

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Jean Omer Marie Gabriel Monnet (French: [ʒɑ̃ mɔnɛ]; 9 November 1888 – 16 March 1979) was a French civil servant, entrepreneur, diplomat, financier, and administrator. An influential supporter of European unity, he is considered one of the founding fathers of the European Union. Jean Monnet has been called "The Father of Europe" by those who see his innovative and pioneering efforts in the 1950s as the key to establishing the European Coal and Steel Community, the predecessor of today's European Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Monnet has received more than 722,869 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Jean Monnet is the 1,201st most popular politician (down from 1,147th in 2019), the 434th most popular biography from France (down from 421st in 2019) and the 104th most popular French Politician.

Jean Monnet was a French diplomat who is most famous for being the father of the European Union.

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Among politicians, Jean Monnet ranks 1,201 out of 19,576Before him are Gwanghaegun of Joseon, Emperor Gaozong of Tang, Michel Temer, Georgy Lvov, Elizabeth of Luxembourg, and Bessus. After him are Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, Albert II of Germany, Fuad I of Egypt, Margaret of Parma, Johann Friedrich Struensee, and Jens Stoltenberg.

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Among people born in 1888, Jean Monnet ranks 14Before him are Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Carl Schmitt, Giorgio de Chirico, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, and Nestor Makhno. After him are Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Raymond Chandler, John Logie Baird, Roland Garros, C. V. Raman, and Herbert Spencer Gasser. Among people deceased in 1979, Jean Monnet ranks 10Before him are Giuseppe Meazza, Talcott Parsons, Herbert Marcuse, Nino Rota, Jean Renoir, and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. After him are Sándor Kocsis, Mika Waltari, Dennis Gabor, Ludvík Svoboda, Jean Seberg, and Mustafa Barzani.

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Among people born in France, Jean Monnet ranks 434 out of 6,770Before him are Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), Alfred Binet (1857), Jean Dubuffet (1901), Odilon Redon (1840), André Le Nôtre (1613), and Alphonse de Lamartine (1790). After him are Henri Moissan (1852), Urbain Le Verrier (1811), Robert Campin (1375), Robert Delaunay (1885), Isabella of France (1295), and Albert Lebrun (1871).


Among politicians born in France, Jean Monnet ranks 104Before him are Robert I of France (860), Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Baldwin II of Jerusalem (1060), Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682), Napoléon, Prince Imperial (1856), and Pauline Bonaparte (1780). After him are Albert Lebrun (1871), Joan I of Navarre (1273), Elisabeth of France (1602), Louis III of France (863), Henri, Count of Chambord (1820), and Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786).