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Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

1746 - 1827

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Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈhaɪnrɪç pɛstaˈlɔtsiː] (listen), Italian: [pestaˈlɔttsi]; 12 January 1746 – 17 February 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 565,475 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi is the 12th most popular social activist (up from 14th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 12th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 12 out of 538Before him are Rosa Luxemburg, Mother Teresa, Henry Dunant, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., and Helen Keller. After him are Jean-Paul Marat, Aung San Suu Kyi, Claus von Stauffenberg, Guy Fawkes, Robert Owen, and Rosa Parks.

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Among people born in 1746, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi ranks 2Before him is Francisco Goya. After him are Tadeusz Kościuszko, Carlo Buonaparte, Gustav III of Sweden, Gaspard Monge, Giuseppe Piazzi, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Maurice Benyovszky, William Jones, Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, 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, Samuel Crompton, Maria Theresa of Austria, Ugo Foscolo, and Ernst Chladni.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi ranks 9 out of 876Before him are Le Corbusier (1887), Paracelsus (1493), Carl Jung (1875), Jean Piaget (1896), Henry Dunant (1828), and Ferdinand de Saussure (1857). After him are Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Sepp Blatter (1936), Paul Klee (1879), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945), and Johanna Spyri (1827).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Switzerland

Among social activists born in Switzerland, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi ranks 2Before him are Henry Dunant (1828). After him are Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Élie Ducommun (1833), Hector Hodler (1887), Felix Manz (1498), and Bruno Manser (1954).