Louis Blanc

1811 - 1882

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Louis Jean Joseph Charles Blanc ( blahn; French: [blɑ̃]; 29 October 1811 – 6 December 1882) was a French socialist politician, journalist and historian. He called for the creation of cooperatives in order to guarantee employment for the urban poor. Although Blanc's ideas of the workers' cooperatives were never realized, his political and social ideas greatly contributed to the development of socialism in France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Blanc has received more than 340,960 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis Blanc is the 2,637th most popular politician (down from 2,191st in 2019), the 229th most popular biography from Spain (down from 195th in 2019) and the 79th most popular Spanish Politician.

Louis Blanc is most famous for being a French socialist who wrote the book "The Organization of Labor" which was published in 1839.

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Among politicians, Louis Blanc ranks 2,637 out of 19,576Before him are Alfonso II of Naples, Joscelin II, Count of Edessa, Seth-Peribsen, Frederick II, Duke of Swabia, Karl Seitz, and Tzipi Livni. After him are Rudolf Kjellén, Ivan Ribar, Ehud, Henriette of France, Lamoral, Count of Egmont, and William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

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Among people born in 1811, Louis Blanc ranks 13Before him are Urbain Le Verrier, Isaac Singer, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, William Makepeace Thackeray, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Vissarion Belinsky. After him are François Achille Bazaine, Elisha Otis, Ambroise Thomas, Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern, Zeng Guofan, and Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Among people deceased in 1882, Louis Blanc ranks 13Before him are Jesse James, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Bruno Bauer, William Stanley Jevons, Francesco Hayez, and Léon Gambetta. After him are Joseph Liouville, Mary Todd Lincoln, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Vasily Perov, Ewelina Hańska, and Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald.

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Among people born in Spain, Louis Blanc ranks 229 out of 3,355Before him are Petronilla of Aragon (1136), Luis Enrique (1970), Antoni Tàpies (1923), Vicente Yáñez Pinzón (1460), Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar (1465), and Carlota Joaquina of Spain (1775). After him are Ibn al-Baitar (1197), Blanche I of Navarre (1387), Reccared I (510), Henry III of Castile (1379), Mariano Rajoy (1955), and Sergio Ramos (1986).


Among politicians born in Spain, Louis Blanc ranks 79Before him are Alfonso IX of León (1171), Infante Carlos, Count of Molina (1788), Alfonso the Battler (1073), Alfonso VII of León and Castile (1105), Sancho II of Castile and León (1036), and Petronilla of Aragon (1136). After him are Blanche I of Navarre (1387), Reccared I (510), Henry III of Castile (1379), Mariano Rajoy (1955), Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (1114), and Huneric (450).