Paul Lafargue

1842 - 1911

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Paul Lafargue (French: [lafaʁg]; 15 January 1842 – 25 November 1911) was a Cuban-French revolutionary Marxist socialist, political writer, critic of political economy, journalist, literary critic, and activist; he was Karl Marx's son-in-law having married his second daughter, Laura. His best known work is The Right to Be Lazy. Born in Cuba to French and Creole parents, Lafargue spent most of his life in France, with periods in England and Spain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Lafargue has received more than 260,683 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Paul Lafargue is the 509th most popular writer (up from 514th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Cuba and the 2nd most popular Cuban Writer.

Paul Lafargue was a French Marxist theorist and activist. He is most famous for his work "The Right to Be Lazy."

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Among writers, Paul Lafargue ranks 509 out of 5,794Before him are George Steiner, Giorgos Seferis, Héloïse, Abai Qunanbaiuly, Vasily Grossman, and Camille Flammarion. After him are José Martí, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harper Lee, Philip Larkin, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Milena Jesenská.

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Among people born in 1842, Paul Lafargue ranks 11Before him are Alfred Marshall, Jules Massenet, Karl May, Josef Breuer, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, and Camille Flammarion. After him are Dominic Savio, Ambrose Bierce, Osborne Reynolds, Georg Brandes, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, and Arrigo Boito. Among people deceased in 1911, Paul Lafargue ranks 7Before him are Gustav Mahler, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Wilhelm Dilthey, Francis Galton, Alfred Binet, and Joseph Pulitzer. After him are Pyotr Stolypin, Emilio Salgari, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Georg Jellinek, Maria Pia of Savoy, and Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Paul Lafargue ranks 7 out of 202Before him are Fidel Castro (1926), Raúl Castro (1931), Fulgencio Batista (1901), Italo Calvino (1923), José Raúl Capablanca (1888), and Camilo Cienfuegos (1932). After him are José Martí (1853), Alberto Korda (1928), Andy García (1956), Compay Segundo (1907), Gloria Estefan (1957), and Celia Cruz (1925).

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Among writers born in Cuba, Paul Lafargue ranks 2Before him are Italo Calvino (1923). After him are José Martí (1853), Reinaldo Arenas (1943), Nicolás Guillén (1902), José-Maria de Heredia (1842), Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929), José Lezama Lima (1910), Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (1814), Pedro Juan Gutiérrez (1950), Leonardo Padura Fuentes (1955), and Dulce María Loynaz (1902).