Marc Bloch

1886 - 1944

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Marc Léopold Benjamin Bloch (; French: [maʁk leɔpɔld bɛ̃ʒamɛ̃ blɔk]; 6 July 1886 – 16 June 1944) was a French historian. He was a founding member of the Annales School of French social history. Bloch specialised in medieval history and published widely on Medieval France over the course of his career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marc Bloch has received more than 393,064 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Marc Bloch is the 28th most popular historian (down from 24th in 2019), the 399th most popular biography from France (down from 354th in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Historian.

Marc Bloch is most famous for his book "The Historian's Craft" which is a book about the history of French and European society.

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Among historians, Marc Bloch ranks 28 out of 341Before him are Leopold von Ranke, Johan Huizinga, Hecataeus of Miletus, Jacob Burckhardt, Bede, and Edward Gibbon. After him are Eric Hobsbawm, Hippolyte Taine, Arrian, Ibn Kathir, Jacques Le Goff, and Friedrich Carl von Savigny.

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Among people born in 1886, Marc Bloch ranks 10Before him are Alfonso XIII of Spain, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Oskar Kokoschka, Jean Arp, Béla Kun, and Sergey Kirov. After him are Karl von Frisch, Karl Barth, Ernst Thälmann, Manne Siegbahn, Gerda Wegener, and Gotthard Heinrici. Among people deceased in 1944, Marc Bloch ranks 19Before him are William James Sidis, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Michael Wittmann, Ludwig Beck, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, and Alexis Carrel. After him are Chūichi Nagumo, Erwin von Witzleben, Galeazzo Ciano, Charles Glover Barkla, Ernst Thälmann, and Arthur Eddington.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marc Bloch ranks 399 out of 5,234Before him are Letizia Ramolino (1750), Jean Genet (1910), Pytheas (-380), Arthur de Gobineau (1816), Alexis Carrel (1873), and Dagobert I (611). After him are Jacques Prévert (1900), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Jean-François Lyotard (1924), Alfred Binet (1857), Odilon Redon (1840), and Robert Campin (1375).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Marc Bloch ranks 4Before him are Tacitus (54), Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), and Fernand Braudel (1902). After him are Hippolyte Taine (1828), Jacques Le Goff (1924), Lucien Febvre (1878), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), Gaston Maspero (1846), Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Georges Duby (1919), and Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929).