Marshall McLuhan

1911 - 1980

Marshall McLuhan

Herbert Marshall McLuhan (July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980) was a Canadian philosopher, whose work is among the cornerstones of the study of media theory. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, McLuhan studied at the University of Manitoba and the University of Cambridge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marshall McLuhan has received more than 2,940,272 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 159th most popular philosopher.

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  • 54

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  • 8.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.43

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among philosophers, Marshall McLuhan ranks 158 out of 1,005Before him are Louis Althusser, Carl Schmitt, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Ernst Cassirer, Max Horkheimer, and Marquis de Condorcet. After him are Mikhail Bakhtin, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, Han Fei, Paul Ricœur, and Swami Vivekananda.

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Among people born in 1911, Marshall McLuhan ranks 13Before him are Naguib Mahfouz, Emil Cioran, William Golding, Władysław Szpilman, Võ Nguyên Giáp, and Nino Rota. After him are Todor Zhivkov, Czesław Miłosz, Mikhail Botvinnik, Robert Johnson, Jack Ruby, and Tennessee Williams. Among people deceased in 1980, Marshall McLuhan ranks 16Before him are Karl Dönitz, Steve McQueen, Bon Scott, Henry Miller, Oskar Kokoschka, and Colonel Sanders. After him are Romain Gary, Tamara de Lempicka, Joe Dassin, Hans Asperger, Vladimir Vysotsky, and Milton H. Erickson.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Marshall McLuhan ranks 8 out of 840Before him are Leslie Nielsen (1926), Alice Munro (1931), Albert Bandura (1925), Frank Gehry (1929), Christopher Plummer (1929), and Donald Sutherland (1935). After him are Erving Goffman (1922), Jim Carrey (1962), James Cameron (1954), Justin Trudeau (1971), Glenn Gould (1932), and Eric Berne (1910).


Among philosophers born in Canada, Marshall McLuhan ranks 1After him are Charles Taylor (1931), Jean Vanier (1928), Ian Stevenson (1918), Ian Hacking (1936), Northrop Frye (1912), G. A. Cohen (1941), Patricia Churchland (1943), and Will Kymlicka (1962).

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