Louis Massignon

1883 - 1962

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Louis Massignon (25 July 1883 – 31 October 1962) was a Catholic scholar of Islam and a pioneer of Catholic-Muslim mutual understanding. He was an influential figure in the twentieth century with regard to the Catholic church's relationship with Islam. He focused increasingly on the work of Mahatma Gandhi, whom he considered a saint. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Massignon has received more than 140,911 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Louis Massignon is the 1,357th most popular religious figure (down from 1,356th in 2019), the 2,336th most popular biography from France (up from 2,429th in 2019) and the 122nd most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Louis Massignon ranks 1,357 out of 2,238Before her are Lanfranc, Bernardin Gantin, Emerentiana, Phinehas, Madeleine Sophie Barat, and Dorotheus of Gaza. After her are Johannes Magnus, Christian Mortensen, Guru Amar Das, Marko Krizin, Loris Francesco Capovilla, and Roger Deakins.

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Among people born in 1883, Louis Massignon ranks 91Before her are Sam Wood, Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Katia Mann, Bertram Ramsay, Edwin Sutherland, and Isaak Brodsky. After her are Joseph Stilwell, Leonid Kulik, José Mendes Cabeçadas, Umberto Saba, Hermann Abendroth, and Eugen Ritter von Schobert. Among people deceased in 1962, Louis Massignon ranks 70Before her are Vita Sackville-West, Antoine Pevsner, Wilhelm Ackermann, Albert Sarraut, Michel de Ghelderode, and Hans von Salmuth. After her are Princess Helena Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Erich von Tschermak, Richard Aldington, Enrico Mattei, Mouloud Feraoun, and Wilhelm Ohnesorge.

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Among people born in France, Louis Massignon ranks 2,336 out of 6,011Before her are Louis Paul Cailletet (1832), Jacques Loussier (1934), Claire Denis (1946), Auguste Maquet (1813), Bernard Palissy (1510), and Charles Dupuy (1851). After her are Benedicta Henrietta of the Palatinate (1652), Nicholas Rémy (1530), Albert Lamorisse (1922), Nicolas Lancret (1690), Sébastien Japrisot (1931), and Hippolyte Bayard (1801).


Among religious figures born in France, Louis Massignon ranks 122Before her are Medardus (470), Bernard of Menthon (923), Mamertus (401), Saint Martial (300), Jean Daniélou (1905), and Madeleine Sophie Barat (1779). After her are Marie of the Incarnation (1566), Judoc (600), Albert Vanhoye (1923), Jacques de Vitry (1170), François de la Chaise (1624), and Leodegar (616).