Julien Benda

1867 - 1956

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Julien Benda (26 December 1867 – 7 June 1956) was a French philosopher and novelist, known as an essayist and cultural critic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julien Benda has received more than 107,270 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Julien Benda is the 659th most popular philosopher (down from 631st in 2019), the 2,101st most popular biography from France (down from 1,920th in 2019) and the 86th most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Julien Benda ranks 659 out of 1,089Before him are Silvia Federici, Lucien Goldmann, Henry More, Polemon, Michael J. Sandel, and Musaeus of Athens. After him are Florian Znaniecki, Jean Hyppolite, Giles of Rome, Gilbert de la Porrée, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, and Olaf Stapledon.

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Among people born in 1867, Julien Benda ranks 61Before him are Emil Krebs, Jeanne Lanvin, Mikhail Eisenstein, Hjalmar Johansen, Antti Aarne, and Arthur Rackham. After him are Henri Gouraud, Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Hiranuma Kiichirō, Yevgeny Miller, Prince Henri of Orléans, and Louise, Princess Royal. Among people deceased in 1956, Julien Benda ranks 65Before him are Infante Alfonso of Spain, Alben W. Barkley, Miklós Nyiszli, Ernst Robert Curtius, Ludwig Klages, and Michael Ventris. After him are Alexander Korda, Hermann Abendroth, Erhard Raus, Clifford Brown, Mir Jafar Baghirov, and Paul Renner.

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Among people born in France, Julien Benda ranks 2,101 out of 5,234Before him are Julien Gracq (1910), Jacques Tourneur (1904), Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767), Maria of Navarre (1326), Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne (1756), and Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney (1757). After him are Margaret of Foix (1453), Maurice Papon (1910), Chilperic of Aquitaine (600), Lambert Wilson (1958), Renée Simonot (1911), and Edmond Locard (1877).


Among philosophers born in France, Julien Benda ranks 86Before him are Yves Bonnefoy (1923), Pierre Charron (1541), Maurice Blondel (1861), Fulbert of Chartres (960), Jean-Marie Guyau (1854), and Paul Nizan (1905). After him are Jean Hyppolite (1907), Gilbert de la Porrée (1070), Étienne Balibar (1942), Peter John Olivi (1248), Vladimir Jankélévitch (1903), and William of Conches (1080).