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 257,663 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Jules Ferry is the 3,662nd most popular politician (down from 3,370th in 2019), the 1,205th most popular biography from France (down from 1,113th in 2019) and the 297th 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 3,662 out of 15,710Before him are Vasili Kuznetsov, Rafael Correa, Simeon of Moscow, Hsekiu, Huo Qubing, and Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark. After him are Domitia Lepida the Younger, Phraates IV, Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, Muhammad al-Nasir, Fouad Mebazaa, and Bayinnaung.

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Among people born in 1832, Jules Ferry ranks 20Before him are José Echegaray, George, King of Saxony, Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, Ármin Vámbéry, Osman Nuri Pasha, and Andrew Dickson White. After him are Felice Beato, Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, Wilhelm Busch, Alfred von Waldersee, Henry Steel Olcott, and Hudson Taylor. Among people deceased in 1893, Jules Ferry ranks 13Before him are Rutherford B. Hayes, Josef Stefan, Alexander of Battenberg, Jan Matejko, John Tyndall, and Ernst Kummer. After him are Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Baron Alexander von Bach, Heinrich Göbel, Alfredo Catalani, Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria, and Abner Doubleday.

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Among people born in France, Jules Ferry ranks 1,205 out of 5,234Before him are Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), Marie Duplessis (1824), Didier Deschamps (1968), Pepin the Hunchback (770), Marcel Dupré (1886), and François Clouet (1510). After him are Saint Eligius (588), Bertran de Born (1140), Étienne Gilson (1884), Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1711), Emmanuel Chabrier (1841), and Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville (1746).


Among politicians born in France, Jules Ferry ranks 297Before him are Isabella of Valois (1389), Francis II, Duke of Brittany (1435), Robert I, Count of Artois (1216), Victorinus (300), Tancred of Hauteville (980), and Pepin the Hunchback (770). After him are Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville (1746), Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine (1609), Peter I, Duke of Bourbon (1311), Charles-Michel de l'Épée (1712), François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville (1818), and Jean Casimir-Perier (1847).