Paulo Freire

1921 - 1997

Paulo Freire

Paulo Reglus Neves Freire (; Portuguese: [ˈpawlu ˈfɾeiɾi] (listen); September 19, 1921 – May 2, 1997) was a Brazilian educator and philosopher who was a leading advocate of critical pedagogy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paulo Freire has received more than 1,179,147 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 221st most popular philosopher.

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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Among philosophers, Paulo Freire ranks 219 out of 1,005Before him are Josef Breuer, Hippias, Benedetto Croce, Christian Wolff, Paul Feyerabend, and Franz Brentano. After him are Diotima of Mantinea, Otto Weininger, Ernst Bloch, Melissus of Samos, Hippasus, and Imre Lakatos.

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Among people born in 1921, Paulo Freire ranks 23Before him are Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Sophie Scholl, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Giulietta Masina, Gunnar Nordahl, and Simone Signoret. After him are John Glenn, Nancy Reagan, Lana Turner, Deborah Kerr, Satyajit Ray, and Vasily Smyslov. Among people deceased in 1997, Paulo Freire ranks 17Before him are Roy Lichtenstein, Victor Vasarely, Anton LaVey, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Hans Eysenck. After him are Sviatoslav Richter, Melvin Calvin, The Notorious B.I.G., Isaiah Berlin, Bảo Đại, and Bohumil Hrabal.

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Among people born in Brazil, Paulo Freire ranks 21 out of 1,296Before him are Jorge Amado (1912), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Vavá (1934), Mário Zagallo (1931), Emerson Fittipaldi (1946), and Maria II of Portugal (1819). After him are Ronaldo (1976), Getúlio Vargas (1882), Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887), João Havelange (1916), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), and Nílton Santos (1925).