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Louis Blanc

1811 - 1882

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Louis Jean Joseph Charles Blanc (; 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 301,398 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Louis Blanc is the 2,227th most popular politician (down from 2,032nd in 2019), the 195th most popular biography from Spain (down from 176th in 2019) and the 71st 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 2,227 out of 15,577Before him are Afonso II of Portugal, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Herod Agrippa II, Stanley Baldwin, and Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover. After him are Yaropolk I of Kiev, Aurelius Victor, Halimah Yacob, Theuderic III, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Arthur Liebehenschel.

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Among people born in 1811, Louis Blanc ranks 11Before him are Maximilian II of Bavaria, Théophile Gautier, Urbain Le Verrier, William Makepeace Thackeray, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Isaac Singer. After him are Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Vissarion Belinsky, Ambroise Thomas, Elisha Otis, François Achille Bazaine, and Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern. Among people deceased in 1882, Louis Blanc ranks 10Before him are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jesse James, Arthur de Gobineau, Theodor Schwann, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Bruno Bauer. After him are Francesco Hayez, William Stanley Jevons, Léon Gambetta, Joseph Liouville, Vasily Perov, and Sergey Nechayev.

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Among people born in Spain, Louis Blanc ranks 195 out of 2,932Before him are Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895), Andrés Segovia (1893), Buenaventura Durruti (1896), Penélope Cruz (1974), Blanche I of Navarre (1387), and Alfonso III of Asturias (848). After him are Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), Leo Africanus (1494), Nicola Porpora (1686), Alfonso the Battler (1073), Henry III of Castile (1379), and Ricardo Bofill (1939).


Among politicians born in Spain, Louis Blanc ranks 71Before him are Princess Isabella of Parma (1741), Frederick III of Sicily (1272), Adolfo Suárez (1932), Al-Hakam II (915), Blanche I of Navarre (1387), and Alfonso III of Asturias (848). After him are Alfonso the Battler (1073), Henry III of Castile (1379), Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias (1629), Alfonso VII of León and Castile (1105), Infante Carlos, Count of Molina (1788), and Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain (1567).