Michel Serres

1930 - 2019

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Michel Serres (French: [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 249,401 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Michel Serres is the 442nd most popular philosopher (up from 449th in 2019), the 1,319th most popular biography from France (up from 1,333rd in 2019) and the 63rd most popular 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.

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Among philosophers, Michel Serres ranks 442 out of 1,081Before him are Adolf von Harnack, Hans Reichenbach, Francisco Ferrer, Pavel Florensky, Arnobius, and Ouyang Xiu. After him are P. D. Ouspensky, Kapila, Franz Rosenzweig, Lucilio Vanini, Yuri Lotman, and Brunetto Latini.

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Among people born in 1930, Michel Serres ranks 78Before him are Ivan Silayev, Richard Donner, Sonia Rykiel, Gaafar Nimeiry, Ben Gazzara, and Buck Henry. After him are Zhores Alferov, Chinua Achebe, Omara Portuondo, Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, Pavel Popovich, and Michal Kováč. Among people deceased in 2019, Michel Serres ranks 62Before him are Alicia Alonso, Rosamunde Pilcher, Sigmund Jähn, Max Wright, Michael Atiyah, and Prem Tinsulanonda. After him are Zhores Alferov, Luke Perry, Yury Luzhkov, Danny Aiello, Roger Etchegaray, and Paul Greengard.

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In France

Among people born in France, Michel Serres ranks 1,319 out of 6,011Before him are Catherine de Bourbon (1559), Eva Green (1980), Lothair II of Italy (1000), Maria Francisca of Savoy (1646), Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier (1754), and Jeanne d'Évreux (1310). After him are Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil (1831), Marie Angélique de Scorailles (1661), Henri Jules, Prince of Condé (1643), Pierre Cauchon (1371), and Paul Scarron (1610).


Among philosophers born in France, Michel Serres ranks 63Before him are Vincent of Beauvais (1190), Maine de Biran (1766), Richard Avenarius (1843), Emmanuel Mounier (1905), Michel de Certeau (1925), and Étienne Gilson (1884). After him are Alain de Benoist (1943), Petrus Ramus (1515), Pierre Duhem (1861), William of Champeaux (1070), Antoine Destutt de Tracy (1754), and Émile Chartier (1868).