Lucien Febvre

1878 - 1956

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Lucien Paul Victor Febvre (, French: [lysjɛ̃ pɔl viktɔʁ fɛvʁ]; 22 July 1878 – 11 September 1956) was a French historian best known for the role he played in establishing the Annales School of history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucien Febvre has received more than 187,553 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Lucien Febvre is the 41st most popular historian (down from 39th in 2019), the 615th most popular biography from France (down from 597th in 2019) and the 7th most popular French Historian.

Lucien Febvre is most famous for being one of the founders of the Annales School, which is a group of historians who study long-term trends rather than individual events.

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Over the past year Lucien Febvre has had the most page views in the with 22,499 views, followed by French (21,876), and Spanish (15,934). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Armenian (86.73%), Georgian (53.50%), and Esperanto (50.26%)


Among historians, Lucien Febvre ranks 41 out of 561Before him are Quintus Curtius Rufus, Eric Hobsbawm, Jacques Le Goff, Adam of Bremen, Ali ibn al-Athir, and Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani. After him are Samuel von Pufendorf, Erwin Panofsky, Euhemerus, François Guizot, Leonardo Bruni, and Niketas Choniates.

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Among people born in 1878, Lucien Febvre ranks 12Before him are Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Pancho Villa, Werner von Blomberg, Gustav Stresemann, André Citroën, and Pyotr Wrangel. After him are Robert Walser, Ferenc Molnár, Alfred Döblin, Paul Reynaud, Milan Nedić, and Shigeru Yoshida. Among people deceased in 1956, Lucien Febvre ranks 12Before him are Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Pietro Badoglio, Jules Rimet, Emil Nolde, Frederick Soddy, and Juho Kusti Paasikivi. After him are Robert Walser, A. A. Milne, Risto Ryti, Alfred Kinsey, Konstantin Päts, and Alexander Rodchenko.

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In France

Among people born in France, Lucien Febvre ranks 615 out of 6,770Before him are Sophie Marceau (1966), Syagrius (430), Léon Blum (1872), Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), Félix Faure (1841), and Albert Uderzo (1927). After him are André the Giant (1946), Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752), Julie Clary (1771), Pierre de Ronsard (1524), Charles II of Navarre (1332), and Marina Vlady (1938).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Lucien Febvre ranks 7Before him are Tacitus (54), Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), Fernand Braudel (1902), Marc Bloch (1886), Hippolyte Taine (1828), and Jacques Le Goff (1924). After him are François Guizot (1787), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Gaston Maspero (1846), Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929), and Georges Duby (1919).