Louis Althusser

1918 - 1990

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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 1,004,357 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Louis Althusser is the 151st most popular philosopher, the 7th most popular biography from Algeria and the 3rd most popular Algerian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Louis Althusser ranks 151 out of 1,089. Before him are Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Simone Weil, Adam Weishaupt, and Chrysippus. After him are Jakob Böhme, Carl Schmitt, Mikhail Bakhtin, Max Horkheimer, Adi Shankara, and Bodhidharma.

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Among people born in 1918, Louis Althusser ranks 10Before him are Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Richard Feynman, Robert Wadlow, and Kurt Waldheim. After him are Leonard Bernstein, Rita Hayworth, Jørn Utzon, Helmut Schmidt, Ken Miles, and Katherine Johnson. Among people deceased in 1990, Louis Althusser ranks 6Before him are Rajneesh, Greta Garbo, Lev Yashin, Roald Dahl, and B. F. Skinner. After him are Ava Gardner, Leonard Bernstein, Alberto Moravia, Norbert Elias, Sarah Vaughan, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Louis Althusser ranks 7 out of 164. Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Albert Camus (1913), Yves Saint Laurent (1936), Apuleius (125), Jacques Derrida (1930), and Macrinus (164). After him are Saint Monica (332), Jugurtha (-160), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), Édouard-Henri Avril (1849), and Juba II (-52).


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), Priscian (500), and Marcus Cornelius Fronto (100).