Paul Virilio

1932 - 2018

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Paul Virilio (French: [viʁiljo]; 4 January 1932 – 10 September 2018) was a French cultural theorist, urbanist, and aesthetic philosopher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Virilio has received more than 278,664 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Paul Virilio is the 523rd most popular philosopher (up from 538th in 2019), the 1,605th most popular biography from France (up from 1,615th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Paul Virilio ranks 523 out of 1,089Before him are Thomas Nagel, Themistius, Mary Parker Follett, Buddhaghosa, Yang Zhu, and Ravidas. After him are Johann Bernhard Basedow, Bion of Borysthenes, Ahmad Sirhindi, Jean Vanier, Martha Nussbaum, and Cristoforo Landino.

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Among people born in 1932, Paul Virilio ranks 93Before him are Abdul Halim Khaddam, Quino, Pentti Linkola, Tomohiko Ikoma, Gyula Horn, and Alan Bean. After him are Manmohan Singh, Ingemar Johansson, Rodion Shchedrin, Jean-Jacques Sempé, Robert Benton, and Tatsuya Nakadai. Among people deceased in 2018, Paul Virilio ranks 77Before him are Samir Amin, Tom Wolfe, Aaron Klug, Avicii, Sondra Locke, and Alan Bean. After him are Efraín Ríos Montt, Thomas A. Steitz, Joël Robuchon, Hayden White, Dorothy Malone, and Princess Elisabeth of Denmark.

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Among people born in France, Paul Virilio ranks 1,605 out of 5,234Before him are Charles François de Cisternay du Fay (1698), Louise Labé (1524), Bernard de Tremelay (1100), Jacques Paul Migne (1800), Madame d'Aulnoy (1651), and Antoine Griezmann (1991). After him are Amadeus V, Count of Savoy (1249), Marcel Petiot (1897), Élie Cartan (1869), Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti (1629), Jean Dujardin (1972), and Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt (1773).


Among philosophers born in France, Paul Virilio ranks 73Before him are Guillaume Budé (1467), Emmanuel Mounier (1905), Émile Chartier (1868), William of Champeaux (1070), Victor Cousin (1792), and Alain de Benoist (1943). After him are Henry Corbin (1903), Louis Couturat (1868), Georges Canguilhem (1904), Amalric of Bena (1150), Jacques Ellul (1912), and Gersonides (1288).