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Jules Ferry

1832 - 1893

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Jules François Camille Ferry (French: [ʒyl fɛʁi]; 5 April 1832 – 17 March 1893) was a French statesman and republican philosopher. He was one of the leaders of the Moderate Republicans and served as Prime Minister of France from 1880 to 1881 and 1883 to 1885. He was a promoter of laicism and colonial expansion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jules Ferry has received more than 339,022 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Jules Ferry is the 2,591st most popular politician (up from 3,656th in 2019), the 849th most popular biography from France (up from 1,202nd in 2019) and the 198th most popular French Politician.

Jules Ferry is most famous for being the Prime Minister of France and for passing the Ferry Laws. These laws said that all French children were required to go to school, and that they had to speak French in school.

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Among politicians, Jules Ferry ranks 2,591 out of 15,577Before him are Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Christina of Lorraine, Alexander Ypsilantis, Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, Nynetjer, and Huneric. After him are Emperor Higashiyama, Sergei Witte, Stephen Tomašević of Bosnia, Gim Yu-sin, Nikola Pašić, and Pehr Evind Svinhufvud.

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Among people born in 1832, Jules Ferry ranks 15Before him are William Crookes, Louisa May Alcott, Ivan Shishkin, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, José Echegaray, and George, King of Saxony. After him are Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, Ármin Vámbéry, Felice Beato, Alfred von Waldersee, Andrew Dickson White, and Osman Nuri Pasha. Among people deceased in 1893, Jules Ferry ranks 12Before him are Jean-Martin Charcot, Rutherford B. Hayes, Alexander of Battenberg, Jan Matejko, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Josef Stefan. After him are Ernst Kummer, John Tyndall, George Tupou I, Baron Alexander von Bach, Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria, and Alfredo Catalani.

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Among people born in France, Jules Ferry ranks 849 out of 6,011Before him are Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu (1766), Sebastian Brant (1458), Guillaume de Nogaret (1260), Marcel Carné (1906), François Christophe de Kellermann (1735), and Christina of Lorraine (1565). After him are Jérôme Lalande (1732), Émile Borel (1871), Louis Néel (1904), Jacques Callot (1592), Balthus (1908), and Ferdinand Cheval (1836).


Among politicians born in France, Jules Ferry ranks 198Before him are Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (1627), Anne Marie d'Orléans (1669), Guntram (532), Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu (1766), Guillaume de Nogaret (1260), and Christina of Lorraine (1565). After him are Charles III of Navarre (1361), Gaston Doumergue (1863), Magnentius (303), Raymond of Poitiers (1115), Adelaide of Maurienne (1092), and Léon Gambetta (1838).