Léon Bourgeois

1851 - 1925

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Léon Victor Auguste Bourgeois (French: [leɔ̃ buʁʒwa]; 21 May 1851 – 29 September 1925) was a French statesman. His ideas influenced the Radical Party regarding a wide range of issues. He promoted progressive taxation such as progressive income taxes and social insurance schemes, along with economic equality, expanded educational opportunities, and cooperative solidarism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Léon Bourgeois has received more than 102,753 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Léon Bourgeois is the 2,373rd most popular politician (up from 2,439th in 2019), the 827th most popular biography from France (up from 828th in 2019) and the 187th most popular French Politician.

Leon Bourgeois was a French politician and diplomat. He was the French Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1892 to 1893, and he was the president of the Third Republic from 1894 to 1895. He is most famous for his involvement in the Franco-Prussian War and the establishment of the Third Republic.

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Among politicians, Léon Bourgeois ranks 2,373 out of 15,710Before him are Germaine of Foix, Maria Antonia of Austria, Mohammad Khatami, Emperor Xuan of Han, Cheoljong of Joseon, and Carlos Kleiber. After him are Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Chryseis, Gustav Heinemann, John, Elector of Saxony, Li Hongzhang, and Kim Yong-nam.

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Among people born in 1851, Léon Bourgeois ranks 8Before him are Arthur Evans, Empress Myeongseong, Emile Berliner, Louise of Sweden, Olga Constantinovna of Russia, and Margherita of Savoy. After him are Ismail Gaspirali, Georg Jellinek, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, Peder Severin Krøyer, Martinus Beijerinck, and Adolf von Harnack. Among people deceased in 1925, Léon Bourgeois ranks 22Before him are Wong Fei-hung, Alexander Friedmann, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, and Johann Palisa. After him are H. Rider Haggard, Vajiravudh, Fritz Haarmann, John Singer Sargent, Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria, and Władysław Reymont.

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Among people born in France, Léon Bourgeois ranks 827 out of 5,234Before him are Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Louis I, Duke of Anjou (1339), Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804), Germaine of Foix (1488), Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857), and Georges Picquart (1854). After him are Jacques Callot (1592), Pierre Méchain (1744), Henri Fantin-Latour (1836), Jean de La Bruyère (1645), Robert Curthose (1054), and Joseph Babinski (1857).


Among politicians born in France, Léon Bourgeois ranks 187Before him are Jean Sylvain Bailly (1736), Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (1279), Louis Barthou (1862), Simone Veil (1927), Louis I, Duke of Anjou (1339), and Germaine of Foix (1488). After him are Joseph Babinski (1857), Theobald I of Navarre (1201), Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (1627), Guntram (532), Renée of France (1510), and Paul Reynaud (1878).