Louis Lavelle

1883 - 1951

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Louis Lavelle (French: [lavɛl]; July 15, 1883 – September 1, 1951) was a French philosopher, considered one of the greatest French metaphysicians of the twentieth century. His magnum opus, La Dialectique de l'éternel présent (1922), is a systematic metaphysical work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Lavelle has received more than 74,024 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Louis Lavelle is the 653rd most popular philosopher (up from 800th in 2019), the 2,046th most popular biography from France (up from 2,708th in 2019) and the 84th most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Louis Lavelle ranks 653 out of 1,267Before him are Mary Parker Follett, Ernst Moritz Arndt, María Zambrano, Johannes Bugenhagen, Eduard Zeller, and Michael Walzer. After him are Franz Xaver von Baader, Diodorus Cronus, Florian Znaniecki, Paul Virilio, Johannes Nikolaus Tetens, and Svetozar Marković.

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Among people born in 1883, Louis Lavelle ranks 77Before him are Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, Ernest Ansermet, Augustinas Voldemaras, Ahmed Nihad, Karl von Terzaghi, and William Carlos Williams. After him are Prince Konrad of Bavaria, Katia Mann, Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Walter Buch, José Mendes Cabeçadas, and Walter Huston. Among people deceased in 1951, Louis Lavelle ranks 49Before him are Nikolai Medtner, Artur Schnabel, Ali Sami Yen, Soh Jaipil, Du Yuesheng, and Yoshio Nishina. After him are Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Adam Stefan Sapieha, Agrippina Vaganova, Jakow Trachtenberg, Louis Jouvet, and Osman Batur.

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Among people born in France, Louis Lavelle ranks 2,046 out of 6,770Before him are Michel Zevaco (1860), Brigitte Fossey (1946), Gabriel Naudé (1600), Camille Chautemps (1885), Christian Lacroix (1951), and François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg (1628). After him are Michel Rocard (1930), Aldegonde (639), Guillaume Cale (1350), Florent Schmitt (1870), Paul Gavarni (1804), and Albert Gleizes (1881).


Among philosophers born in France, Louis Lavelle ranks 84Before him are Maurice Blondel (1861), Paul Nizan (1905), Jean Hyppolite (1907), Berengar of Tours (998), Yves Bonnefoy (1923), and Pierre Charron (1541). After him are Paul Virilio (1932), Jean Wahl (1888), Pierre Hadot (1922), Jean-Marie Guyau (1854), Amalric of Bena (1150), and Étienne-Gabriel Morelly (1717).