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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 162,834 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Lucien Febvre is the 39th most popular historian, the 597th most popular biography from France (up from 636th 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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Among historians, Lucien Febvre ranks 39 out of 339Before him are Jacques Le Goff, Edward Gibbon, William of Tyre, Ibn Ishaq, Erwin Panofsky, and Leonardo Bruni. After him are Samuel von Pufendorf, Aby Warburg, Ernst Gombrich, Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Ali ibn al-Athir, and Niketas Choniates.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Lucien Febvre ranks 597 out of 6,011Before him are Pope Nicholas II (990), Louis I, Duke of Orléans (1372), Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (1464), Francis, Duke of Guise (1519), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947). After him are Héloïse (1101), Sophie Marceau (1966), Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752), Pasquale Paoli (1725), Guy Debord (1931), and Michel Piccoli (1925).

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 Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Gaston Maspero (1846), Georges Duby (1919), Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), and Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929).