Michel Serres

1930 - 2019

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Michel Serres (French pronunciation: [miʃɛl sɛʁ]; 1 September 1930 – 1 June 2019) was a French philosopher, theorist and writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Serres has received more than 296,498 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Michel Serres is the 456th most popular philosopher (down from 437th in 2019), the 1,343rd most popular biography from France (down from 1,314th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular French Philosopher.

Michel Serres is most famous for his work in the fields of philosophy, literary theory, and science. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has been published in more than seventy countries.

Memorability Metrics

  • 300k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.48

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Michel Serres by language

Over the past year Michel Serres has had the most page views in the with 67,421 views, followed by English (31,115), and Spanish (8,367). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Persian (354.56%), Chinese (108.56%), and Simple English (90.09%)


Among philosophers, Michel Serres ranks 456 out of 1,267Before him are Luce Irigaray, Maine de Biran, Gianni Vattimo, Lucilio Vanini, Paul Natorp, and Nelson Goodman. After him are Philodemus, Martha Nussbaum, Priscian, Victor Cousin, Vittorino da Feltre, and Michel de Certeau.

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Among people born in 1930, Michel Serres ranks 82Before him are Gérard Genette, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Richard Donner, Ben Gazzara, Luce Irigaray, and Thomas Williams. After him are Walter Bonatti, William C. Campbell, Pavel Popovich, Robert Loggia, Barbara, and Son Sen. Among people deceased in 2019, Michel Serres ranks 61Before him are César Pelli, Demetris Christofias, Danny Aiello, Isabel Sarli, Sigmund Jähn, and Max Wright. After him are Henri, Count of Paris, Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, Princess Christina of the Netherlands, Yury Luzhkov, Matti Nykänen, and Michael Atiyah.

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In France

Among people born in France, Michel Serres ranks 1,343 out of 6,770Before him are Charles-Émile Reynaud (1844), Pepin the Hunchback (770), Bernard of Italy (797), Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine (1609), Édouard Mortier, Duke of Trévise (1768), and John Eudes (1601). After him are Jean-Baptiste Regnault (1754), Raymond Domenech (1952), François-Adrien Boieldieu (1775), Antonio I, Prince of Monaco (1661), Aegidius (450), and Adalbert of Magdeburg (910).


Among philosophers born in France, Michel Serres ranks 63Before him are Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples (1460), Antoine Destutt de Tracy (1754), Ernest Gellner (1925), Emmanuel Mounier (1905), Petrus Ramus (1515), and Maine de Biran (1766). After him are Victor Cousin (1792), Michel de Certeau (1925), Vincent of Beauvais (1190), Jean-Luc Nancy (1940), Pierre Duhem (1861), and Guillaume Budé (1467).