Maine de Biran

1766 - 1824

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François-Pierre-Gontier de Biran (29 November 1766 – 20 July 1824), usually known as Maine de Biran (French: [mɛn də biʁɑ̃]), was a French philosopher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maine de Biran has received more than 64,487 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Maine de Biran is the 423rd most popular philosopher (up from 445th in 2019), the 1,251st most popular biography from France (up from 1,306th in 2019) and the 58th most popular Philosopher.

Marie-Jeanne-Baptiste-Germaine de Biran was a French philosopher and writer. She is most famous for her work on the philosophy of mind and self-consciousness.

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Among philosophers, Maine de Biran ranks 423 out of 1,081Before him are Bernard of Chartres, Ernest Gellner, Vincent of Beauvais, Carl Gustav Hempel, Ernesto Laclau, and Leszek Kołakowski. After him are Buddhaghosa, Peter Sloterdijk, Chantal Mouffe, Richard Avenarius, Franciscus Patricius, and Emmanuel Mounier.

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Among people born in 1766, Maine de Biran ranks 9Before him are Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Germaine de Staël, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, and Nikolay Karamzin. After him are Dominique Jean Larrey, Rodolphe Kreutzer, Charlotte, Princess Royal, William Hyde Wollaston, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, and Johanna Schopenhauer. Among people deceased in 1824, Maine de Biran ranks 13Before him are Anne Catherine Emmerich, Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, Agustín de Iturbide, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, and Maria Luisa, Duchess of Lucca. After him are Maria Theresia von Paradis, Rama II of Siam, Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès, Friedrich August Wolf, Charles-François Lebrun, and Kamehameha II.

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Among people born in France, Maine de Biran ranks 1,251 out of 6,011Before him are Marie Laurencin (1883), Marcel Pagnol (1895), Clément Janequin (1485), Armand Guillaumin (1841), Benedict of Aniane (750), and Theobald II of Navarre (1239). After him are Lionel Jospin (1937), Blanche Monnier (1849), Odilo of Cluny (961), Gundobad (500), Heinrich Kramer (1430), and Mistinguett (1875).


Among philosophers born in France, Maine de Biran ranks 58Before him are Maurice Halbwachs (1877), Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais (1782), Étienne Cabet (1788), Alain de Lille (1117), Ernest Gellner (1925), and Vincent of Beauvais (1190). After him are Richard Avenarius (1843), Emmanuel Mounier (1905), Michel de Certeau (1925), Étienne Gilson (1884), Michel Serres (1930), and Alain de Benoist (1943).