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 144,568 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Lucien Febvre is the 39th most popular historian (down from 35th in 2019), the 637th most popular biography from France (down from 606th 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 341Before him are Jacques Le Goff, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Jared Diamond, Leonardo Bruni, Ernst Gombrich, and Niketas Choniates. After him are Samuel von Pufendorf, Ibn Ishaq, Erwin Panofsky, Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, William of Tyre, and Aby Warburg.

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Among people born in 1878, Lucien Febvre ranks 12Before him are Pancho Villa, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Werner von Blomberg, Gustav Stresemann, André Citroën, and Robert Walser. After him are Pyotr Wrangel, Alfred Döblin, Ferenc Molnár, Paul Reynaud, Milan Nedić, and Gemma Galgani. Among people deceased in 1956, Lucien Febvre ranks 14Before him are Emil Nolde, B. R. Ambedkar, Frederick Soddy, Alfred Kinsey, Alexander Rodchenko, and Robert Walser. After him are Bela Lugosi, Konstantin Päts, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Kenji Mizoguchi, Risto Ryti, and Émile Borel.

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In France

Among people born in France, Lucien Febvre ranks 637 out of 5,234Before him are Pierre Richard (1934), Léonin (1135), François Guizot (1787), Nicole Oresme (1323), Jean Dubuffet (1901), and Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646). After him are Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), Gaston Leroux (1868), Michel Legrand (1932), Theuderic I (485), Jean-Henri Fabre (1823), and René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683).

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), Gaston Maspero (1846), Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Georges Duby (1919), Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929), and François Furet (1927).