Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

1746 - 1827

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Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (Italian: [pestaˈlɔttsi]; German: [pɛstaˈlɔtsi] (listen); January 12, 1746 – February 17, 1827) was a Swiss pedagogue and educational reformer who exemplified Romanticism in his approach. He founded several educational institutions both in German- and French-speaking regions of Switzerland and wrote many works explaining his revolutionary modern principles of education. His motto was "Learning by head, hand and heart". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi has received more than 491,446 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi is the 14th most popular social activist (down from 12th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 11th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swiss Social Activist.

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi was an educational reformer and philosopher who is most famous for his work in teaching children to read.

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Among social activists, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi ranks 14 out of 544Before him are Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Dunant, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Guy Fawkes, and Jean-Paul Marat. After him are Rosa Parks, Claus von Stauffenberg, Irena Sendler, Lady Godiva, Thomas Müntzer, and Robert Owen.

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Among people born in 1746, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi ranks 2Before him is Francisco Goya. After him are Gustav III of Sweden, Tadeusz Kościuszko, Carlo Buonaparte, Gaspard Monge, Giuseppe Piazzi, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Maurice Benyovszky, Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, William Jones, and Giovanni Battista Venturi. Among people deceased in 1827, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi ranks 4Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Alessandro Volta, and Pierre-Simon Laplace. After him are William Blake, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, Wilhelm Hauff, Maria Theresa of Austria, Ugo Foscolo, Samuel Crompton, and George Canning.

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Among people born in Switzerland, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi ranks 12 out of 749Before him are Jean Piaget (1896), Henry Dunant (1828), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Paul Klee (1879), and Jean-Paul Marat (1743). After him are Sepp Blatter (1936), Alberto Giacometti (1901), Francesco Borromini (1599), Johanna Spyri (1827), Albert Hofmann (1906), and Johann Bernoulli (1667).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Switzerland

Among social activists born in Switzerland, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi ranks 3Before him are Henry Dunant (1828) and Jean-Paul Marat (1743). After him are Élie Ducommun (1833), Hector Hodler (1887), and Bruno Manser (1954).