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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 559,913 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Marc Bloch is the 27th most popular historian (up from 28th in 2019), the 378th most popular biography from France (up from 398th 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 27 out of 339Before him are Fernand Braudel, Leopold von Ranke, Johan Huizinga, Saxo Grammaticus, Jacob Burckhardt, and Bede. After him are Arrian, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Ibn Kathir, Eric Hobsbawm, Hippolyte Taine, and Jacques Le Goff.

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Among people born in 1886, Marc Bloch ranks 10Before him are Robert Schuman, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Oskar Kokoschka, Sergey Kirov, Béla Kun, and Jean Arp. After him are Manne Siegbahn, Karl Barth, Ernst Thälmann, Karl Polanyi, René Guénon, and Gerda Wegener. Among people deceased in 1944, Marc Bloch ranks 17Before him are Richard Sorge, Günther von Kluge, Reza Shah, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, and Alexis Carrel. After him are Ludwig Beck, Michael Wittmann, Galeazzo Ciano, Friedrich Olbricht, Chūichi Nagumo, and Ernst Thälmann.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marc Bloch ranks 378 out of 6,011Before him are Jérôme Bonaparte (1784), Alain Prost (1955), Jules Rimet (1873), Theodor Eicke (1892), André Malraux (1901), and Pytheas (-380). After him are Pierre Beaumarchais (1732), Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934), Adolphe Thiers (1797), Odilon Redon (1840), Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633), and Dagobert I (611).

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), Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Gaston Maspero (1846), Georges Duby (1919), and Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914).