Jean Vanier

1928 - 2019

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Jean Vanier (September 10, 1928 – May 7, 2019) was a Canadian Catholic philosopher and theologian. In 1964, he founded L'Arche, an international federation of communities spread over 37 countries for people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them. In 1971, he co-founded Faith and Light with Marie-Hélène Mathieu, which also works for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and friends in over 80 countries. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Vanier has received more than 565,389 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Jean Vanier is the 527th most popular philosopher (down from 462nd in 2019), the 139th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 58th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Swiss Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jean Vanier ranks 527 out of 1,089Before him are Yang Zhu, Ravidas, Paul Virilio, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Bion of Borysthenes, and Ahmad Sirhindi. After him are Martha Nussbaum, Cristoforo Landino, Vilém Flusser, John Austin, Henry Corbin, and Luis de Molina.

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Among people born in 1928, Jean Vanier ranks 110Before him are Cy Twombly, Federico Bahamontes, Takeshi Inoue, Stuart Whitman, Christa Ludwig, and Hans Blix. After him are John Stewart Bell, Michel Serrault, Pierre Mauroy, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Walter Mondale, and Capucine. Among people deceased in 2019, Jean Vanier ranks 79Before him are Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Dragoslav Šekularac, Valery Bykovsky, John Robert Schrieffer, Isabel Sarli, and Matti Nykänen. After him are Alan García, Tomi Ungerer, Valentina Cortese, Stanley Donen, Moshe Arens, and Jan-Michael Vincent.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Jean Vanier ranks 139 out of 749Before him are Alfonsina Storni (1892), Rodolphe Töpffer (1799), Max Bill (1908), Lucien Favre (1957), Gaspard Bauhin (1560), and Emil Abderhalden (1877). After him are Gianni Infantino (1970), Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1867), Ernest Ansermet (1883), Kurt Huber (1893), Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria (1938), and Jo Siffert (1936).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Switzerland

Among philosophers born in Switzerland, Jean Vanier ranks 4Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712), Benjamin Constant (1767), and Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821). After him are Denis de Rougemont (1906), Jean Ziegler (1934), Frithjof Schuon (1907), Emil Brunner (1889), Jean Starobinski (1920), Emer de Vattel (1714), Edmond Privat (1889), and Jeanne Hersch (1910).