Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

1809 - 1865

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (; French: [pjɛʁʒozɛf pʁudɔ̃]; 15 January 1809 – 19 January 1865) was a French politician, philosopher and the founder of mutualist philosophy. He was the first person to declare himself an anarchist, using that term, and is widely regarded as one of the ideology's most influential theorists. Proudhon is even considered by many to be the "father of anarchism". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon has received more than 851,519 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 90th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon ranks 88 out of 1,005Before him are Zeno of Citium, Xenophanes, Boethius, Tertullian, Mencius, and Jean Bodin. After him are John of Damascus, Friedrich Fröbel, Carl von Clausewitz, Isidore of Seville, Johann Gottfried Herder, and Nagarjuna.

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Among people born in 1809, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon ranks 7Before him are Charles Darwin, Edgar Allan Poe, Abraham Lincoln, Nikolai Gogol, Felix Mendelssohn, and Louis Braille. After him are Georges-Eugène Haussmann, William Ewart Gladstone, Bruno Bauer, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Joseph Liouville, and Albert Pike. Among people deceased in 1865, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon ranks 3Before him are Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth. After him are Leopold I of Belgium, Ignaz Semmelweis, Emil Lenz, William Rowan Hamilton, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia, Johann Franz Encke, Robert FitzRoy, and Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cádiz.

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Among people born in France, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon ranks 165 out of 4,109Before him are Pope Benedict XII (1280), Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754), Thérèse of Lisieux (1873), Sully Prudhomme (1839), Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789), and Jean Bodin (1530). After him are Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Jacques Chirac (1932), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Louis Bonaparte (1778), Jean-Luc Godard (1930), and Petronius (27).


Among philosophers born in France, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon ranks 9Before him are Auguste Comte (1798), Michel Foucault (1926), Michel de Montaigne (1533), Henri Bergson (1859), Peter Abelard (1079), and Jean Bodin (1530). After him are Roland Barthes (1915), Gilles Deleuze (1925), Charles Fourier (1772), Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), Simone Weil (1909), and Jean Baudrillard (1929).

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