Louis Althusser

1918 - 1990

Louis Althusser

Louis Pierre Althusser (UK: , US: ; French: [altysɛʁ]; 16 October 1918 – 22 October 1990) was a French Marxist philosopher. He was born in Algeria and studied at the École normale supérieure in Paris, where he eventually became Professor of Philosophy. Althusser was a longtime member—although sometimes a strong critic—of the French Communist Party (Parti communiste français, PCF). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Althusser has received more than 916,456 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 153rd most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Louis Althusser ranks 152 out of 1,005Before him are Joseph Priestley, Wilhelm Dilthey, Adi Shankara, Jean Baudrillard, Baron d'Holbach, and Ferdinand Tönnies. After him are Carl Schmitt, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Ernst Cassirer, Max Horkheimer, Marquis de Condorcet, and Marshall McLuhan.

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Among people born in 1918, Louis Althusser ranks 10Before him are Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Richard Feynman, Rita Hayworth, and Kurt Waldheim. After him are Leonard Bernstein, Robert Wadlow, Jørn Utzon, Frederick Sanger, Helmut Schmidt, and Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Among people deceased in 1990, Louis Althusser ranks 6Before him are Rajneesh, Lev Yashin, Greta Garbo, Roald Dahl, and B. F. Skinner. After him are Leonard Bernstein, Ava Gardner, Pavel Cherenkov, Alberto Moravia, Norbert Elias, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Louis Althusser ranks 7 out of 129Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Albert Camus (1913), Yves Saint Laurent (1936), Apuleius (125), Jacques Derrida (1930), and Macrinus (164). After him are Jugurtha (-160), Saint Monica (332), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), Pope Miltiades (250), and Édouard-Henri Avril (1849).


Among philosophers born in Algeria, Louis Althusser ranks 3Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354) and Jacques Derrida (1930). After him are Martianus Capella (360), Jacques Rancière (1940), Marcus Cornelius Fronto (100), and Priscian (500).

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