Michel Marcel Navratil

1908 - 2001

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Michel Marcel Navratil Jr. (12 June 1908 – 30 January 2001) was a French philosophy professor who was one of the last survivors of the sinking of Titanic on 15 April 1912. He, along with his brother, Edmond (1910–1953), were known as the "Titanic Orphans", having been the only children rescued without a parent or guardian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Marcel Navratil has received more than 469,342 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Michel Marcel Navratil is the 849th most popular philosopher (down from 733rd in 2019), the 2,920th most popular biography from France (down from 2,445th in 2019) and the 107th most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Michel Marcel Navratil ranks 849 out of 1,267Before him are Ferenc Dávid, Arai Hakuseki, Lucian Blaga, Valentin Weigel, Franciscus Gomarus, and Ludovico Antonio Muratori. After him are Michel Henry, Tan Sitong, Maximus of Ephesus, Gaudapada, Michael Dummett, and Jean Guitton.

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Among people born in 1908, Michel Marcel Navratil ranks 148Before him are Mel Blanc, Lupe Vélez, Paul Henreid, Henryk Zygalski, Elio Vittorini, and John Tuzo Wilson. After him are Robert Morley, Karel Ančerl, Sœur Emmanuelle, Paula Mollenhauer, John Mills, and Elek Schwartz. Among people deceased in 2001, Michel Marcel Navratil ranks 108Before him are Barend Biesheuvel, Georgy Vitsin, Richard Wurmbrand, Davorin Popović, Henri Alekan, and Josef Klaus. After him are G. E. M. Anscombe, Hans Münch, Charles Helou, Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Vanden Boeynants, and Vasily Mishin.

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Among people born in France, Michel Marcel Navratil ranks 2,920 out of 6,770Before him are Rudolph, Duke of Lorraine (1320), Marie Alfred Cornu (1841), François de Bourbon, Prince of Conti (1558), Othon Friesz (1879), Victor de Broglie (1785), and Gérard Larrousse (1940). After him are Rainulf Drengot (1000), Philip I of Namur (1174), Jacques Collin de Plancy (1794), Jacques Brugnon (1895), Bertha of Kent (550), and Jean-François de La Harpe (1739).


Among philosophers born in France, Michel Marcel Navratil ranks 107Before him are Bernard Stiegler (1952), Claude Lefort (1924), Alain Finkielkraut (1949), Michael Baius (1513), Favorinus (85), and Gilbert Simondon (1924). After him are Jean Guitton (1901), Pierre Daniel Huet (1630), André Glucksmann (1937), Sarah Kofman (1934), Édouard Le Roy (1870), and Beatus Rhenanus (1485).