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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, administrator, and political visionary. 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 656,737 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Jean Monnet is the 1,158th most popular politician (down from 1,033rd in 2019), the 421st most popular biography from France (down from 390th in 2019) and the 97th 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 1,158 out of 15,577Before him are Alexander I of Macedon, Dolores Ibárruri, Bashar al-Assad, Casimir IV Jagiellon, Xianfeng Emperor, and Amanullah Khan. After him are Baldur von Schirach, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Roderic, James A. Garfield, Möngke Khan, and Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi.

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Among people born in 1888, Jean Monnet ranks 15Before him are Otto Stern, Carl Schmitt, Nikolai Bukharin, Nestor Makhno, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, and Raymond Chandler. After him are Friedrich Fromm, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Friedrich Olbricht, C. V. Raman, Johannes Itten, and Roland Garros. Among people deceased in 1979, Jean Monnet ranks 13Before him are Nino Rota, Herbert Marcuse, Jean Renoir, Hafizullah Amin, Jean Seberg, and Sándor Kocsis. After him are Dennis Gabor, Mika Waltari, Nelson Rockefeller, Hanna Reitsch, Ludvík Svoboda, and Nur Muhammad Taraki.

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Among people born in France, Jean Monnet ranks 421 out of 6,011Before him are Philippe Noiret (1930), Louis Renault (1843), Henri Charrière (1906), Nicolas Malebranche (1638), Nicolas Appert (1749), and Abraham de Moivre (1667). After him are Paul Langevin (1872), Genevieve (423), Marin Mersenne (1588), William II of England (1056), Fernand Léger (1881), and Napoléon, Prince Imperial (1856).


Among politicians born in France, Jean Monnet ranks 97Before him are Jérôme Bonaparte (1784), Adolphe Thiers (1797), Dagobert I (611), Stephen, King of England (1095), Margaret of Anjou (1430), and Robert I of France (860). After him are William II of England (1056), Napoléon, Prince Imperial (1856), Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France (1781), Louis III of France (863), and Marie Louise d’Orléans (1662).