Nicolas Malebranche

1638 - 1715

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Nicolas Malebranche ( mal-BRONSH, French: [nikɔla malbʁɑ̃ʃ]; 6 August 1638 – 13 October 1715) was a French Oratorian Catholic priest and rationalist philosopher. In his works, he sought to synthesize the thought of St. Augustine and Descartes, in order to demonstrate the active role of God in every aspect of the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolas Malebranche has received more than 317,104 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Nicolas Malebranche is the 195th most popular philosopher (up from 209th in 2019), the 424th most popular biography from France (up from 459th in 2019) and the 26th most popular French Philosopher.

Nicolas Malebranche was a French philosopher who is most famous for his theory of occasionalism.

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Among philosophers, Nicolas Malebranche ranks 195 out of 1,089Before him are Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Hans Kelsen, Xun Kuang, Jean-François Lyotard, Proclus, and Diogenes of Apollonia. After him are Giorgio Agamben, Pierre Gassendi, Apollonius of Tyana, Benjamin Constant, Rudolf Carnap, and Moses Mendelssohn.

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Among people born in 1638, Nicolas Malebranche ranks 4Before him are Louis XIV of France, Maria Theresa of Spain, and Shunzhi Emperor. After him are Nicolas Steno, Catherine of Braganza, Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons, Emperor Go-Sai, Meindert Hobbema, James Gregory, Elisabetta Sirani, and Carlo Fontana. Among people deceased in 1715, Nicolas Malebranche ranks 2Before him is Louis XIV of France. After him are Thomas Savery, François Fénelon, Dom Pérignon, Marie Mancini, Antoine Galland, William Dampier, Gülnuş Sultan, Pu Songling, Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, and Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

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Among people born in France, Nicolas Malebranche ranks 424 out of 5,234Before him are Hector Malot (1830), Théodore Rousseau (1812), Jacques Tati (1907), Arsène Wenger (1949), Henri Moissan (1852), and Gérard Philipe (1922). After him are Francis Poulenc (1899), Lothair of France (941), André Derain (1880), Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814), Abraham de Moivre (1667), and Hippolyte Taine (1828).


Among philosophers born in France, Nicolas Malebranche ranks 26Before him are Jean Buridan (1295), Ernest Renan (1823), Pierre Bayle (1647), Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709), Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881), and Jean-François Lyotard (1924). After him are Pierre Gassendi (1592), Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714), Gabriel Marcel (1889), Gaston Bachelard (1884), Joseph de Maistre (1753), and Guy Debord (1931).